Scouting spirit shines through
While face to face Scouting is on hold, it hasn’t stopped 1st Keynsham Scouts getting involved and keeping busy with activities from home.
Weekly challenges and activities have been taking place across the group, with themes focused on core Scouting skills such as cooking, knots and walking and hiking. Every week the leaders are inundated with photos and videos of Scouts documenting their achievements and progress – including gourmet three course meals and handy bug houses. It’s been brilliant to see them all getting involved and showing off their skills.
In true lockdown style, many groups are keeping in touch using Zoom, with our savvy leader teams taking advantage of the platform to run quizzes, fitness activities and even a resurrection of the bottle flip challenge! Frome Troop are also on their way to becoming internet sensations after completing the Amarillo Challenge and the Necker Challenge!
Camps away have had to be put on hold, and as the Beavers were supposed to be going to their first Avon Jamboree at the end of May, campers were encouraged to turn their back gardens into a campsite instead; putting up tents or setting up dens. They had a great time recreating the camping spirit at home!
The group have also been busy with their Hike to the Moon challenge in support of The Big Night In appeal. Scouts across the country have walked over 240,000 miles (the distance to the moon) and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, which will support the people who need it most during the Covid-19 crisis.
Packs and troops are also continuing their badges in their own time – we can feel lots of awards coming on for this busy bunch!