Wednesday 23/09/20

Beavers on Zoom at 6:00 pm

Cubs Walk 5:45 CHECK E-MAILS AFTER 4:00 pm for an update on the walk, if cancelled we will meet on Zoom at 7:00


We have a new closed Facebook group called ‘7th Bicester Scout parents’. Details of outdoor meetings will only be posted on the closed group for parents/carers. The open Facebook page will still be maintained so that ex-members, grandparents etc. can see what we are doing.

Oxfordshire Scouts Easter Camp 10th – 13th April 2020
We are encouraging all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network members and Adult leaders/supporters to celebrate scouting by joining together in one huge camp. 

How can we do this with the current restrictions that we are all facing, you may ask? 
Well, for one night only over the Easter weekend, we’re asking everyone to camp in their own back garden with members of their home, in a tent. If they don’t have a tent, they can create their own shelter with a waterproof sheet. The sort of thing Bear Grylls would be proud of. 🙂
Alternatively, they can ‘camp’ inside their own home by creating a den. The more creative, the better. 
Don’t forget to take photos/film of yourselves camping, so that we can post them on our social media outlets.  
You’ll be able to see other members camping all over the county via the following; 
Facebook page: Oxfordshire Scouting 
Twitter: @OxonScouts 
Instagram: oxonscouts 
YouTube: Oxon Scouting 
We want to get as many of you all involved in this event as possible. To register click on the link below;
  Full Terms and Conditions can be downloaded here, download the poster to display in your window here.

Kind Regards, 
The County Team 

The International Scout Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) are hosting a very special version of the yearly JOTA-JOTI event, bringing fun and education to the homes of young people around the world this weekend (3-5 April). This special edition of JOTI is a safe space, connecting young people, from around the world at a time when many of us are at home, unable to attend school or regular activities. You can sign up for different activities throughout the weekend of 3rd April — from e-learning courses on health, well-being and online safety to learning about different cultures. You can play games and lead fun activities as well as doing what you can to support those in need. 

Online safety: Please read and follow the guidelines on the JOTI website. Scouts aged 13 and above can sign up but a parent should review the information with them and be responsible for supervising children’s online activities. A parent or guardian can register on behalf of a child younger than 13 years old, and must participate with them for the duration of the event.

We have not participated in a Jamboree on the Internet before, so don’t know how suitable it will be for Beavers and Cubs, but you may like to have a look with your child.  Please let us know if you take part, as it will count towards Beaver, Cub and Scout Challenges.