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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now back at at RED (FROM 26th December 2020). Readiness Level. For the latest updates, please check out our dedicated page by clicking here.

Remote Scouting

We know that our members are as disappointed to be missing out on face to face scouting as much as our volunteers are missing running the fabulous programmes they had planned. While this enforced closure is in place during these unprecedented events, our fabulous team will be putting together ‘remote scouting’ activities for our members to do at home on this page. Everything we put here will count to some badge, somewhere.

Keep an eye on your Parent Portal Page as badges appear showing progress towards gaining even more awards. Keep calm and carry on Scouting!

18th Ipswich – St George’s Day Update

Good afternoon Everyone,

I hope this post finds you all well and safe. With previous posts that have gone out to you all, you will be aware that tomorrow is St George’s Day. (Patron Saint of Scouting) It would be nice to see all members of our group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders, in uniform tomorrow evening, for the 8pm Thank you to our NHS and all key workers.

My suggestion is that everyone makes their Scout sign at 7.55pm, think of your Scout promise & group, whilst a family member takes a photo. Please upload to the groups Facebook page or Email to me. By doing this, we have marked St George’s Day in some way. We will be unable to renew our promises this year, as we normally would. We would like as many photos as possible, so that we can make a group display of the photos on our return to our headquarters, when we can safely return to scouting.

Please send any photos or upload any evidence of badge work that has been achieved whilst in lock down. It is there for your child to take part in, should they wish to do so.

We are exploring other avenues to keep you all in touch with the 18th’s scouting family. In fact, we as a leadership team will discussing this at our virtual meeting this evening.

REMEMBER. Thursday 23rd April, 7.55pm, full uniform, Scout sign, Scout Promise, Photo. Then outside to Clap. Keep staying safe everyone. #

Denise

Group Scout Leader

The Great IN-doors

Great INdoors

As experts in developing skills and bringing new experiences to young people, we know you’ll agree that it’s only right for us to step up and do what we can to support young people and their families across the UK.So, with that in mind, we’d like to introduce The Great IndoorsWe’ve pulled together over 100 existing activities from our programme planner that are perfect for parents and carers to do with their children if they’re stuck at home over the next few weeks.

Over the next few days, we’ll be making as much noise as we can in the press and on social media in order to support as many parents and carers as possible. If you’re able to share our posts on Facebook or Twitter, we’d really appreciate it.

On top of this, a team of staff and volunteers is working hard to identify the best ways for Scouts to continue over the next few months – and we’d love your help. Please fill in this form with your ideas about what we could be doing to help young people and their families to take part in Scouts and to take further action in our communities.Finally, I’d like to thank you all again. It’s in challenging times like these that we show our true colours, and our values matter most. I know that you’ll continue to rise to the challenge and we’ll continue to support you in doing so

Tim Kidd
UK Chief Commissioner

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