Welcome back to Scouting

Hi allI hope that everyone has had a good summer and ready now to get back ‘normal’ (whatever the normal is now days) !All sections are due to start back next week, Cubs Tuesday 14th, Beavers Wednesday 15th, and Scouts Thursday 16th Section Leaders will email you with this terms programme and you can always find it on OSM.It has been announced today that scouting has gone to the green readiness level which means we can go back to face to face scouting indoors and out, but still be aware that all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.We ask that all parents follow government guidance should your child or any member of your family test positive for covid 19. We kindly ask that you consider the impact to other children and adults attending Beavers, Cubs or Scouts and use your discretion as to whether you send your child to attend a meeting. If you are in any doubt, then please speak to one of the leaders. All the leaders are ready to welcome all your young people back to their sections.If you have any queries, please email me at 3rd.hove.scouts@gmail.com Happy Scouting Kind regards

Penny Marjoram Group Scout Leader Cub Scout Leader

Scout Suspension

As from Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended until further notice.

We will let everyone know when the sections will be meeting again.

Stay Safe everyone.

Spring Term Subs

Just a reminder that all subs for all sections are to be paid by 14th February please.

Where does it go? What does the fee pay for?

Fees help to pay for the running of the Group. This includes the cost of running and maintaining the Scout Hall, including payment of Rates, Electricity, Property Insurance etc.

Out of the Fees we also have to pay a Capitation Fee to the Scout Association. Capitation covers the cost of running the Scout Association and includes such things as Insurance, Leader Training etc.

The fees also cover badges, games equipment and any items we have to buy to run our weekly programme.

If you have any questions, please speak with one of the leaders.

New Badges and Programme Refresh

The Scout Association has launched a new programme with new badges. There will be a transition period until September 2015

The key themes that are embedded in the programme are:

  • Outdoor and Adventure should form 50% of the programme
  • Programmes will be shaped by young people in partnership with adults
  • There will be a focus on teamwork and leadership skills
  • Individual personal development and individual challenges will be promoted
  • Community focus will be a core theme

And importantly:

  • Progression through the sections remains a key aspect
  • All young people to strive and have the opportunity to achieve the top award for the section

Whilst the new programme is available from 30th January, there is a transition period until 30th September to enable people to complete badges they have already started and give us leaders time to adjust our programme planning.

.For more information, such as the new badge requirements and Chief Scout Award requirements please visit prepared.scouts.org.uk/