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Group Camp 2021

Now that we are back to face to face Scouting, and life is starting to get back to normal, we have decided to hold a Group Camp.

On a Group Camp, ALL Beavers, Cubs & Scouts from the 12th Eastleigh are invited to join us for a weekend of camping, regardless of which Pack/Colony they are with, or if their sections leaders will be attending

This year, Group Camp will take place on the weekend of 10th – 12th September, at Cranbury Park. We aim to be charging no more than £30 per head for this event, which will cover the cost of the site, food, and activities.

Bear Grylls – Scouts Made Me

Face to Face Scouting Suspended Again

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Due to all of Hampshire (excluding the New Forest) being moved to Tier 4 controls, as from 26th December 2020, we regret that this means all face to face scouting must, once again, be suspended, as we move back to the Red Readiness Level.

As always, we will be keeping a close eye on developments, and will return to face to face Scouting at the earliest opportunity.

Please do keep an eye on the indicator, on our website, for our current status.

To all at the 12th Eastleigh

Face to Face Scouting is Back

We have come out of lockdown, and are now back at Amber Readiness, meaning we are able to return to Face to face meetings.

Your Section Leader will be in contact soon, if not already, to advise what this means for your Section.

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.

Scouts Gold Award Expedition

A bit of a damp expedition challenge hike in the new forest on Saturday 3rd October. Despite the rain all went well including a good fire to cook dinner on even though all the wood was soaking wet. Well done all of you

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

Risk Assessments

Following recent guidance from the UK Scout Association, in response to COVID-19, our leaders are in the process of creating their Risk Assessments to allow each section to Return to Scouting.

Going forwards, there will be a requirement for all future Scouting activities to have a full, written, Risk Assessment available to all parents and young people. This is due to become mandatory as of January 2021

As a way of ensuring we meet this, the 12th Eastleigh Scout Group will be creating full written Risk Assessments for all activities as of now. These are available for all leaders, parents and young people to access on the new Risk Assessments page.

As new Risk Assessments are produced, we will add them to this page.

If you have any questions regarding and Risk Assessment, affecting your young person, please contact your Section Leader

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