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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 – 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

Scouts

Alex Peace-Gadsby

Chief Commissioner of England

Scouts

#Challenge4 Is Back

Eastleigh Scout Shop Open Again

Over the past few weeks scouting in Eastleigh has begun to come out in to the open again, albeit slowly and with small steps.

The Scout Shop has received many requests for uniform recently as our young people are about to move up to a new section. This is great news as after such a long lockdown scouting is clearly still here and eager to get active again.

The Scout Shop Team have therefore decided to re-open the Shop again. Our opening times will be from 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturdays only. We will not be open on Thursdays until further notice. Hence the extended Saturday opening times.

JOTI 2020

JOTI, or Jamboree On The Internet, is an annual event where all members of Scouting can get involved, regardless of age. The aim of this event is to facilitate communication between members of the Scouting family world wide.

This is one of the largest annual Scouting events in the world, and really helps to build a sense of brotherhood and Scouting without boundaries.

This year, the Eastleigh District Cubs team are encouraging all Cubs to take part in this event, from the safety of their own homes, following the successful trial run, in 2019, involving 3 packs working together over 2 huts.

However, this is not just something we want to encourage our Cubs to take part in, but all members of the 12th Eastleigh, from the youngest Beaver, to the eldest Leader.

Full details can be found HERE, and using the log sheet posted on the page, we will be able to create a map showing all the places our members have reached, and publish it here for all to see.

District Cubs Scrapheap Challenge

Cubs, please remember the deadline is tomorrow to send in your entries for the Scrapheap Challenge.

Full details of how to enter can be found HERE

Given that any Cubs who attend Stoke Park Juniors are on an inset day, this is the perfect way to fill your afternoon!

District Cubs Scrapheap Challenge

This is a favourite annual event for our Cubs, run by the Eastleigh District Cubs Team.

Normally this event would take place at a scout hut, but this year it is being done in your home.

We would like to encourage members of both the Wolf Pack (Thursday) Cubs, and Big Cats (Friday) Cubs to take part.

Closing date for entries is 10th October 2020

Full details available HERE

All 12th Eastleigh Sections Have Risk Assessments Signed Off By District For Outdoor Meetings

We are pleased to announce that the outdoor risk assessments for all of our sections, and our hut have now been signed off at district level, meaning that from Monday 14th September, all sections are able to return to face to face meetings.

Due to restrictions imposed, based on numbers, meetings may take a slightly different format than before. If this is the case, the Section Leaders will advise all parents of the situation.

Our leaders are now in the process of completing separate risk assessments to allow us to move activities inside before the winter hits.

All of the currently approved risk assessments have been made available for public review HERE. All future risk assessments will also me placed on the Risk Assessments page once completed

Returning to Face to Face Scouting

Following a Leaders’ meeting (Zoom) on Wednesday evening, I would like to advise all parents that we are hoping that all sections of 12th Eastleigh Scout Group can begin face to face meeting during the week commencing 7th September. This is dependent on agreement of the District team, once all required paperwork is complete, so it is not guaranteed at this time. We will likely be outdoors only to begin with, and definitely in small groups as advised by your section leaders. Please take careful note of the information that will be shared as to how we plan to keep your young people, and our leaders safe. Please join me in thanking all the section leaders for their hard work in keeping some kind of scouting going over the last 6 months, and ensuring that we can begin to move forward towards a new ‘normal’.

Lyn Jack
Group Scout Leader

District Cubs Swimming Gala 2020

Well done to all the Cubs from the 12th Wolf Pack and Big Cats who took part in the District Swimming Gala this evening and won