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!

COVID-19 News Bulletin #1 – 24th March 2020

We are living in very uncertain times.  I’m mindful that many of you will have been impacted by Covid-19 directly or indirectly and I wish you and your families well over the coming months. I hope that as Scouters we can help each other out. I intend to provide a Newsletter each week regarding Scouting In Suffolk. This will be sent to every adult member, so please check that your e-mail address is correct in Compass if you did not receive this email directly. 

The key communications over the coming months will be the weekly email newsletter and our website https://www.suffolkscouts.org.uk/coronovirus. Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated from time to time but are not our official source of news. All content we post will be based on UK Government and The Scout Association guidelines.

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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

Important coronavirus update – 16 March

Dear all
 
I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.
 
Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
 
Suspension of face-to-face activities
 
Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.
 
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Best wishes,
Denise Bloomfield
Group Scout Leader

Coronavirus – Managing the risk…

The coronavirus COVID-19 is causing concern for many and the latest information from HQ is published on their website at the following link – Coronavirus -Managing the Risk.

The page links to the latest views from the government website about COVID-19 and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice for travellers to and returning from other countries.

Bingo Fish & Chips

CANCELLED – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This fundraising evening will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020 @ 6.30 pm at 18th Ipswich Headquarters.

Fish & Chip supper will need to be ordered and paid for in advance and the bingo tickets will be on sale on the night..

BOOK NOW to get a seat…. click here

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05/09/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now at AMBER. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.