Re-opening for 2020/21 Scouting Year
Dear Scouts and Parents,
The Group Council met recently to discuss option for re-opening for 2020/21. As you will appreciate the situation is changing regularly and it is difficult to plan, however we thought it important to provide you with some clarity regarding our intentions.
Firstly, the Group has decided that it will re-open Beaver Scout and Cub Scout sections this year, however there will be a number of changes to allow us to do so which are outlined below.
We are holding off reopening until October. This will allow us to monitor the situation following the reopening of schools and ensure that no future restrictions are in place.
Changes to Meetings
Secondly, the focus of meetings will change to increase the emphasis on the outdoors and many of our activities will now be outdoors in place of regular indoor meetings, so scouts should dress for outdoor activities.
Thirdly, indoor meetings will not involve the full Beaver or Cub Group and will be broken into smaller groups, which will mean either shorter meetings or meetings every second week.
The Scout Method incorporates many of these aspects already – the outdoor, working in small groups and learning by doing.
Registration for 2020/21
Registration for 2020/21 is online and will be to give the section leaders ideas of number returning. Please use the link below to register for 2020/21. At present it has been decided not to accept new members for 2020/21 to allow us more flexibility in managing group sizes. This will be reviewed later in the year.
You will be notified of your sections opening date by the section leaders and we will not be collecting registration fees until we have recommenced. Fees for 202/21 will be online (as last year) but will be collected in two instalments this year: on reopening in October 2020 and after returning in the new year in February 2021.
All of the above is subject to prevailing government advice and may be subject to change, however we will endeavour to provide a scouting experience to your youth members, in a time when many other leisure-time activities are curtailed.
Click below to register.