With the changes to restrictions in July, The Scout Association has issued updated guidance. The limits on numbers have now been removed, though activites must still be run to safely manage COVID transmission. Outdoor activites are encouraged and in poorly ventalated locations masks are expected and encouraged.
For more information see https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/getting-back-together-safely/the-readiness-levels-across-uk-scouts/.
Thank you very much for all the generous contributions for our new roof campaign. We’re well on the way to our target.
Many individuals have contributed as well as the following organisations:
Berkshire Masonic Trust
Louis Baylis Trust – Why the advertiser is special
Maidenhead Round Table
Toys R Us
Prince Phillip Trust
The Pinkneys Arms
Wallys Toy Shop
We’ve had the current building since 1972 so it’s done well to last 43 years. Through this time thousands of young people have been through the group and given them skills of teamwork, leadership, self responsibility and many others to prepare them for adulthood. I’m sure many people will have fond memories of your time in the hut. Unfortunately it’s now got to the point that the roof is starting to leak and we need to raise some money to fix it so it will last another 43 years!
We’ve got some quotes and it’s coming out as about £17,000 in total. We are trying to get donations of materials and labor to reduce this but we will still need to raise around 10,000 to complete the job.
There are lots of ways you help.
- Spread the word to anyone else who might be able to help
- Ask any contacts who might be to provide building materials
- See if your employer will provide matched donations donations as part of the corporate social responsibility policies.
- Donate via JustGiving. A proportion of donations through this site will be matched by Vodafone
- Apply for any funds you know of. We can help prepare applications
This year’s family camp took us to Youlbury in Oxfordshire. It had every activity you could think of from high ropes to archery to orienteering. To top it off Baghera organized a fantastic Japanese gameshow.
Thanks very much to Mark and all the other leaders for running the camp.
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Last weekend the Beavers enjoyed a robin-hood themed camp.
Dressed for the occasion, they practiced archery, went on a walk and had a surprise visit from Friar Tuck!
Thank you to those who came to St Gerorge’s Day parade. We had a walk to Braywick park followed by lots of fun games and challenges.
Thank you all those who attended the remembrance day parade on Sunday. It’s important for us to remember those who gave their lives in the past to give us the freedoms that we now have.
As you can see from the photo, we had a great turn out.
In September the Scouts went on survival camp. In addition to having to build fires and cook from themselves, they learned about making traps, water purification and how to use an axe and saw. They also made an expedition into Windsor by train to go on a treasure hunt.
A patrol cooking their dinner
On Sunday the Scouts ran a stall at St Edmund Campion summer fun day. We helped make some money towards the parish and got a lot of interest for joining the group.
A big thank you to those who helped out
4 leaders from the 19th joined others in district for a trip to Snowdonia. We ascended Snowdon the first day and did a shorter walk near Tryfen on the second day.