Scouting through Covid-19
For the majority of the country there are "no rules" for the Youth Sector (Including Scouts, Guides, Cadets etc etc) there are some rules and guidelines still for running safe events.
Scouting is a voluntary thing the adults give their time freely but do not want to end up taking time off work because they caught something from this time so please if you have any symptoms even if the government rules say you are not required to.. Look after your fellow scouts and leaders and stay at home that week.
Before and during Nights away events (camps, sleepovers etc) we are still requesting a clear LFT (in line with guidance from the NYA)
Good hand hygiene is still required
Ensuring our facilities are cleaned regularly
Rest assured we operate under approved rules & procedures that we follow to keep everyone safe, you can find our Risk Assessments here
Through the Spring and much of summer 2020 we were stopped like everyone else from meeting face to face due to Corona virus. However in the middle of July we managed to get our Risk Assessments signed off and were able in a limited way to return to socially distanced Scouting in small groups. Since then we have been on and off as the various levels of restrictions but are now back on again (April 2021).
What we did during lock-down 1 (March to July 2020)
Various sections meet via zoom and other platforms and were able to do a variety of activities including:
Camp @ home, where our members young and old were encouraged to camp in their gardens or inside if outdoors was not possible.
Warwick treasure hunt, with clues submitted by members to make a huge town-wide treasure hunt.
Did online meetings with a variety of activities:
Cooking along in real-time
Cub Sunflower growing competition
Cream Tea making and selling
Virtual AGM and Awards evening
Beaver Baking online
What we did after lockdown in amber phase
The Scouts managed a camp at home with daily activities for the two weeks that we would usually have been at camp. They did
Sailing at Draycote Water Sailing Club
40KM Bike ride
River Paddling Trips up to Leamington
The Explorers were not able to run a weeks activities but did arrange a days Sailing at Draycote Water, A days Paddling up the river to Leamington by Stand Up Paddleboard and a hike. They have been boating on the river since lockdown was released.
The Cubs and Beavers will be returning to limited face to face meetings shortly.