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Archive for November 2020

District Scrapheap Challenge

Congratulations to Poppy from the Big Cat Cubs who won 1st place in the District Scrapheap Challenge.

We would also like to say well done to George from the Wolf Pack Cubs, who came 2nd in the event.

Remembrance Service 2020

Welcome to our virtual remembrance service. As lockdown prevents us holding our normal service, we recorded this service on Tuesday 3rd of November, as we strongly believe that it is important that we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.

COVID-19 Readiness Indicator

We have added an indicator to our site, to allow all members and parents to keep track of the current “Readiness Level” issues by the National Youth Agency.

Clicking on the indicator will take you to a page with an explanation of what it means.

Please do keep an eye on this, as it will provide an idea of the kind of activities we are able to conduct with our members

COVID-19 – Letter From HQ

Dear All

Following the announcement of a four-week lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November, the National Youth Agency (NYA) has now issued guidance about what this means for all youth sector activity. From tomorrow, Scouts and all other youth activities will move to Red readiness level.


This decision by the Government means that there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered until further notice.


We appreciate this is very short notice and is disappointing for many who have worked so hard to get their sections back together, and had fantastic plans for their young people over the coming weeks. We also understand and sympathise with those who now have the difficult task of cancelling meetings. We can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing. Please be assured we would’ve liked to have given you as much notice as possible but this is the earliest opportunity. The NYA website will be updated to reflect this change at 4pm today.


We expect these restrictions to last until 2 December, when the lockdown is currently scheduled to end in England. In the meantime, we have loads of resources and guidance you can use to keep Scouts going online:


  • You can still take part in #RaceRoundTheWorld by clocking your miles in line with government guidelines, fundraising through social media and running the online activities


You can keep an eye on the readiness levels on our website.


For now, we must prioritise public health so please keep Scouts going online and let’s prepare for life beyond lockdown.


We’d like to thank you for adapting to this change and for keeping Scouts going online wherever you can – it makes a massive difference to the lives of our young people.


Please stay safe and look after each other.

Graeme Hamilton

Deputy UK Chief Commissioner


Alex Peace-Gadsby

Chief Commissioner of England



COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation

Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet.

If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most.

That’s why the Scout Association are calling on all Scouts – and the people who care about them – to join in a sponsored #RaceRoundTheWorld, to raise vital funds at this vital moment in our history.

How to take part in #RaceRoundTheWorld

From 29 October onwards, they are asking everyone – including young people and their families, volunteers, and former Scouts – to sign up and join one of four teams.

The four teams are racing each other to see who can be the first to travel the 43,000 miles to get round the world. Everyone who takes part will be following our route at least once, though we’re encouraging everyone to take on as many miles as they can manage!

To find out more, or sign up, click HERE

Scout Shop Closure

Dear All

Following yesterday’s message from Boris, it must come as no surprise that we are obliged to CLOSE THE SCOUT SHOP again at least until December.

Can all please use your best comms stills to get the message out to all leaders, parents or friends as soon as possible.

I will mail again when it is considered safe to re-open.

Thanks for your support