Getting Back Together Safely Outdoors

We are currently working on getting our risk assessment approved to be able to resume face-to-face activities in small groups outdoors.

As soon as we receive this we will be in touch with details of how we plan to get “back together safely outdoors”.

If you have any questions please contact us via our Contact Us page or by email: restart@radcliffescouts.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Digital programme delivery

Small group sessions can take place outside

No residential activities

Scouts Annual Update

Scouts: Age 10 1/2 – 14

2019 was another varied year for the Troop, which included looking at recycling plastic and using alternatives with a talk from the parish council, making a self supporting bridge, making panto scenery/props and completing the Model Makers Badge plus visiting its sponsor War Hammer World. In between all this the Troop had training sessions in navigation, fire lighting and pioneering.

Our camp in 2019 was a little shorter and closer to home due to leaders commitments but we managed to squeeze it all in. A big thanks also goes to our volunteer who was able to help with the catering, freeing up the leaders to keep an eye on the Scout’s cooking, I believe no one went hungry.

The Troop was able to have two night hikes in 2019, one to give everyone an idea of walking in the dark and the latter one to give them experience for the District night hike, unfortunately due to the wet weather the District’s hike had to be postponed.

We again had a book and clothes sale which made over £50 towards our Scouts participation in the European Jamboree 2020, unfortunately one of the many camps and activities that have had to be postponed or cancelled this year. 

I would like to thank everyone that helps run the Troop and everyone who has come down as helper. Thanks also to the parents rota for that extra pair of eyes on a Friday night.

Cubs Annual Update

Cubs: Age 8 -10 1/2

We had a successful start to the year. We currently have 30 cubs, 4 leaders and 2 young leaders.

The cubs section were very involved in the Bingo Walk fundraiser. We raised £100 for the NSPCC which was a cause suggested by some of the cubs in the pack and coincided with the East Nottinghamshire Branch’s 125 year celebrations. We also raised some funds for the group by serving tea and cake. Thanks to all those that took part!

At Christmas we joined in with the Scout Post Stamp stall and again worked on the stall on all 3 sessions selling stamps and also some cub and beaver made stockings we had sewn (and completed that section of our skills badge at the same time!). Again, one of the cubs had suggested we try to help out in the community and suggested collecting tinned food for the homeless. This was a huge success and we were able to build quite a wall of tins to hand over to a representative from The Friary Centre in West Bridgford. (Pictures available on the cubs Facebook page)

As the Cub pack leader, I have had great support from my 3 regular helpers and 2 young leaders who attended weekly to assist as part of their Duke Of Edinburgh award. This enabled us to do a bit more specialised group work and master some new skills, some great team working skills and complete a lot of badges. I would like to take this opportunity to give them my sincere thanks, I couldn’t do it without them.

Over the year we have awarded 216 badges. This included 11 of the Top Award in Cubs, the Chief Scout Silver award.

Over lockdown we have continued to set badge work for the cubs to work on at home if they wanted to. There are 56 more badges to award so far as a result! It was disappointing to have to cancel camp but we took part in the ‘camp at home’ 30 day camp including the successful world record attempt for the most virtual campers.

We are starting to plan a safe return to face to face scouting at an amber level at present which would mean meeting outdoors. The risk assessment process has been started so watch this space!

Beavers Annual Update

Beavers: Age 6-8

Beavers run every Tuesday 5.45pm to 6.45pm in term time. Prior to Covid we had 26 active members. We are well supported with parent help, but it would be beneficial to have another Section Leader in post.

Beavers have enjoyed many outdoor activities at Hollygate, water fights, bug hunting, whittling sticks and marshmallow toasting. Our focus is to be outdoor as much as possible, mainly due to the numbers but also the acoustics of the scout hall. Our indoor activities are focused on listening, teamwork and learning new skills, we try to embrace all religious festivals, try new foods, share our stories and be kind and respectful to each other.
Another leader would enable us to be more organised, take smaller groups and focus more on badge activity.

Pre Covid, we had a narrow boat trip planned, an evening with the Air Cadets, Morrisons at Gamston visit to name a few.

Suspension of face-to-face activities – Coronavirus 2020

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 Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

https://scouts.org.uk/coronavirus