Scouts

Scout Promise

Where do those badges go?

6/5
Bike maintenance & cycle safety. If possible, bring a bike and cycle helmet (compulsory). Don’t worry if they haven’t got a bike, there will still be enough to do.
MONDAY 9th
Swimming. Bicester Sports Centre at 5:00 – 6:05. Scouts must be able to swim at least one length and be safe in the deep end.  We will pay for admission, but if your child has a membership card, please bring it to reduce our costs. Bring a pound coin for the locker. We will test the swimming badges Swimmer Staged Activity Badge | Scouts  but this is optional. Bring shorts and a shirt for stage 3.
13/5
No scouts (due to the Beaver & Cub sleepover)
20/5
Fitness evening & Physical Recreation badge test. Bring certificate, photos etc from any sports clubs they belong to. Wear trainers, jogging bottoms & Scout polo.
27/5
Environmental Awareness.
3/6
half term. No meeting
10/6
Zoom cookery 7.00-7.30
17/6
Scout Camp. Scouts who are not camping are welcome to join us at Horley, 6.30-8.00.
24/6
Chesterton walk, Kingsmere Fitness trail & playground. Meet by the primary school in Chesterton at 6.15. Please park considerately and move off as soon as possible. Collect from Whitelands Farm Sports Ground car park at 7.30.
1/7
Walk. Meet at Bernwood Forest, OX33 1BJ 6.15-7.45pm. See Bernwood Forest | Forestry England for details of how to get there.
8/7
bike ride. More details to follow
15/7
water games & ice-creams

Uniform. For meetings at the hall this half term, Scouts should wear their Scout shirt, dark school style trousers (not jeans, leggings or jogging bottoms) and suitable footwear for running around in. After half term they can wear the polo shirt instead of the Scout shirt. As we will use the lawn for games, please be prepared for the weather with coats or hats, as appropriate; if it is hot, don’t forget to put on sun cream & bring a named bottle of water. 

For meetings away from the hall, wear old trousers, polo shirt (no neckerchief), suitable footwear with coat/fleece/hat & suncream as needed. Scouts can bring a drink in a small rucsac.

Scouts should not bring food/sweets to meetings. Chewing gum is banned from all our activities.

COVID. We will continue to have a high emphasis on good hygiene & hand sanitizing & choose activities that avoid close contact between people. Mask wearing will now be optional for Scouts, YL & Leaders but recommended indoors. If your son/daughter is showing COVID symptoms or has tested positive, they should not attend Scouting events. Parents will be asked to collect their son/daughter if they are unwell or showing COVID symptoms, during a Scouting activity.

Hopefully, the weather will be dry this term and we will be outside as much as possible. We will still use the entrance off Sheep Street, not Victoria Road. Parents should not enter the lawn area or the church buildings unless you need to speak to a Leader (Please email Gillian about non-urgent issues). The church car park is for Leaders only, please don’t park in the residents’ spaces or the disabled parking next to the church (unless you have a permit/blue badge).

Dates for your diary

June 17-19th Camp for Cubs & Scouts at Horley Scout Campsite near Banbury. At popular request, we have booked outdoor laser tag for the whole weekend, so the Scouts will be able to have several games. The cost will be £25; if your child has another commitment, they are welcome to attend for part of the weekend but the cost will be the same. Payment is due on May 25th (please don’t send in the money yet). There will be a Family Social, open to all, on Sunday afternoon – more details to follow.

  

September 30th to October 2nd. Residential at the Quarries, Cosgrove near Milton Keynes. Cubs will sleep inside in the Lodge and Scouts will be in tents. The cost will be £25, with payment due in July.

Austria: payment details to follow soon.

Some of the Scouts have requested a hike and sleepover. We have not forgotten but will arrange this for the autumn term, so it is darker for the walk.