Date : 24th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Recent announcements in England (22nd September 2020), the government has confirmed that as an essential service, youth section activity can continue unchanged, which is in line with COVID secure NYA guidance standards.

Well, we’re so very nearly there…. Monday marks the return of the first section to face to face Scouting since March with Bubble 1 – Cubs meeting at 18th Ipswich HQ (Outside).

Scouts will be holding an online (Microsoft Teams) meeting for all Scouts on the Friday 25th September 2020.

Just a few quick reminders from us:

  • You’re going to get (or already have had!) quite a few emails from the section teams about returning – please do read them carefully. While this is all going on we do need to make sure every activity is ‘Pre-booked’ so you will need to follow the link from the emails to parent portal to tell us if you’re coming or not. If you don’t ‘BOOK’ beforehand, we will have to turn you away which will be upsetting for all concerned. Please don’t put us in that position.   
  • If you haven’t already, please visit parent portal, login and check your personal details are correct – in the event something goes wrong and we have to liaise with NHS Test & Trace, we will need accurate details.
  • Visit our Getting everyone back together safely webpage regularly. It has all the dos and don’ts and hopefully will answer most of your questions.
  • Please, please be prompt with the arrival and departure times and remember to socially distance when dropping off/picking up. The email for the event will be clear about the arrangements, but we need to do our bit to ensure it goes smoothly and everyone is kept as safe as possible.

If anyone would like to Join the Leadership Team or Group Executive for the 18th Ipswich, please let us know. We needed extra help before Covid-19 hit, now we need you more than ever to get the group reopened!

Hopefully, next week we be able to share the successes of our sections their return in the various forms. 

Best wishes,  

Denise Bloomfield (GSL) / Stuart Parker (AGSL)