Scouts+

Scout Promise

Where do those badges go?   

Uniform. For meetings at the hall, Scouts Plus can wear their Scout shirt or polo, dark school style trousers (not jeans, leggings or jogging bottoms) and suitable footwear for running around in. 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 rucsack.

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 & Scouts Plus 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 20th (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 & Scouts Plus will be in tents. The cost will be £25, with payment due in July.

Scout Plus Summer term Meet at the hall, 6.00-7.30, unless otherwise stated.

29/4

Walk at Kirtlington Quarries. Meet at the small green, opposite the pond in Kirtlington, at 6.00, collect at 7.30. Parking is very limited; please move off as soon as possible.

6/5

Kingsmere Fitness trail & playground. Meet at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground car park at 6.00, collect at 7.30. We will provide a drink and snack.

20/5

Fitness evening & Physical Recreation badge test. Bring certificates, photos etc from any sports clubs they belong to. Wear trainers, jogging bottoms & Scout polo.

10/6

Zoom cookery 6.00-6.30

17/6

Scout Camp.

1/7

Picnic and Walk. Meet at Bernwood Forest, OX33 1BJ, 5.15-6.30 pm. Please bring a packed tea. See Bernwood Forest | Forestry England for details of how to get there.

15/7

water games & ice-creams