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18th Ipswich – Our Plans for Getting Back Together at Scouts Safely #3

Date : 14th August 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,  

Thank you so much to everyone that has given feedback, from completing the quick questionnaire to messages of support and understanding. Your help has been invaluable in our ongoing work to bring everyone back together safely. We are still working through emails, so if you’ve sent us a message and haven’t yet had a reply, please do bear with, we haven’t forgotten about you and will get back to you. Also, the questionnaire is still open if you haven’t yet responded: Getting Everyone Back Together Safely – Questionnaire 

Getting us all back safely is as much about communicating as it is about controlling the virus itself, as without clear communication, explaining all our part in hygiene and the measures we need to put in place, there’s no chance we can prevent and control any spread.

OSM – Online Scout Manager / Text Message

Now is a great time to check you can login to Parent Portal on Online Scout Manager.  This will be essential as we will need to know who is planning on coming to which meetings every week as soon as we’re at the stage of preparing actual meetings, so we’ll be using OSM with an event signup for every weekly meeting. Ensuring you can login now will make September that much easier. 

The text message system through Online Scout Manager is going to be really important to us once we return to face to face activities. This will allow our leaders to get in touch with you (or all of the section/bubble at a time) quickly and efficiently. It won’t cost you anything, however (and this is the bit where I need your help) your primary contact mobile number needs to be up-to-date in OSM – Parent Portal. Check at www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/login.php and use the email address you registered with us.  Any issues, please do email me or your section leader and we’ll take a look

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