Scouting through Covid-19

We are back to meeting face to face (Happy days), the current guidance allows us to meet with a whole section and as many adults as required to run the activities.

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

    • Quiz's

    • Online Games

    • Skills evenings

    • Campfire songs

    • 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

  • Frizby Golf

  • River Paddling Trips up to Leamington

  • Day Hikes

  • Crazy Golf

  • Rowing

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.