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Weʼre raising £1,000 to raise money for the NHS and for Charlie’s local Beaver group

Charlie is now aiming to complete his marathon today at 4:30pm on Forest House Lane . To date he has raised over £2,100.00

Charlie will be finishing his marathon today (20/05/2020) at 4:30 on Forest House Lane. He runs down the length of Forest House from Warren Lane and would absolutely love it if people could come out and cheer him on and clap with him.

He ran yesterday in the heat with a friend and found it hard to run in the sun but wanted to be finished for today.  

Anyone who thinks they can still donate the link is here and that would be amazing….

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/charliecraven?utm_term=ZBNk8w9A6

Your support has been fantastic and Charlie has loved reading all of your messages!

know you will all be aware of the amazing amount of money Charlie raised with his marathon run. But did you see that Tim Kidd, Chief Commissioner, had sponsored him.
All of your enthusiasm & energy has put the 92nd Group on the map – very well done.
In these difficult times you are bringing joy & smiles to many families. Xxx 🌈🌈

[16/05, 11:26] Jayne Hutchful: I looked on the Just Giving page & scrolled down to look at the supporters & Tim Kidd’s name is on there, with a photo of him wearing a necker. Xxx
[16/05, 11:32] Amy Heath – ABL: Hi. Yes he sent us a message and congratulated Charlie. He tweeted about how fantastic he’d done. He also had a well done from Paula ratcliffe, marks and Spencer’s and the Leicestershire cricket club as well as Keith lemon and mo farah, they’ve all shared Charlie’s posts with you mentioned too!

Charlie has been inspired by all the fundraising going on and clapping for the NHS each Thursday evening. He wants to do his own challenge and raise money for the NHS and also make a contribution to his local Beaver group who have been running virtual sessions for him and his friends to keep busy during the lockdown. Charlie isn‘t a big fan of running so this is a big challenge for him and he is determined to do it!

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2020 Roll of Honour

At the Scouts we recognise the amazing work our volunteers do and their commitment to Scouting through our National awards and Her Majesty The Queen in Her Birthday Honours and National Honours.

St George’s Day provides us with a time to celebrate these individuals. You can find out who achieved an award for recognition of service over the past years in the roll of Honour documents listed below.

https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=230,899

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#CampAtHome

Welcome to Leicestershire Scouts #CampAtHome a virtual camp throughout April and world record attempt in conjunction with Northumberland Scouts…

#CampAtHome
Calling all young people from across Leicestershire, Northumberland, the UK, and the Wider World. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it won’t stop Scouts camping!


We’re organising a month-long Virtual Camp across April, from the 01/04-30/04/20. Ending with an attempt to set the world record for the Largest Virtual Camp on 30/04/2020, when we’d like as many people as possible to participate.


Take up the challenge and let’s keep on #virtually camping, here are the “Rules”:

We’re asking you all…… Hedgehogs, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Leaders, Parents, and Young People interested in joining in the fun to:
– Pack a bag
– Build a den at home / pitch a tent in the garden/ hang up a hammock (whatever you can)
– Sleep in your shelter of choice
– Build a ‘campfire’ (real or virtual)
– Take part in a “Scouty activity”
– Help with cooking a meal


MOST IMPORTANTLY…….
Each night you participate share a creative photo, video, blog, etc. on this Facebook page #CampAtHome Leicestershire Scouts & on 30th April with our World Record coordinators at Facebook: @NorthumberlandScouts

Then share them with your Leaders and friends to show that although we can’t meet “Face to Face” Scouting doesn’t stop!

Each Young Person who takes part will be entitled to 1 Night Away for each night they participate (as long as they aren’t sleeping in their bed). Meaning you could get up to an extra 30 Nights Away if you take on the challenge!
Everyone who participates will also get a #VirtualCertificate for joining in, we will also be awarding special #VirtualCertificates for those that manage the full month. Additionally, if you take part on 30/04/20 and we get enough participants you’ll be part of setting a world record!

Alan Hill

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THE GREAT INDOORS

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families across the UK, as the spread of Covid-19 causes schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, we want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

Dear all,

I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.

Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Suspension of face-to-face activities

Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Government advice

The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Events

Given the latest Government guidance, we are cancelling the following events:

Day of Celebration at Windsor
Beaver and Cub Fundays at Gilwell Park and Woodhouse Park
Gilwell 24

We will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations over the next week. We’d ask that you wait for this information to be sent out rather than contacting us immediately, due to the volume of enquiries we are currently receiving.

Event organisers

If you or your team are involved in organising any future Scout events, you will now need to review these plans and risk assessments given this new guidance.

Jamborees and other large events

If applicable, we suggest you regularly check the websites of relevant large-scale events, for example, Jamborees and camps, for specific updates from the organisers.

European Jamboree

The organisers of the European Jamboree 2020 in Poland have shared this update and continue to add to their frequently asked questions on the changing situation here. If applicable, please continue to monitor these updates.

Scout trips abroad

We asked the Government (the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) for clarity about youth groups travelling abroad, as the current advice only specifies school trips. We will let you know when we receive an update.

As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which must be followed.

Travel insurance

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation may have implications for your travel insurance. Check with your insurers directly about the levels of cover. If you have taken insurance through Unity, they have provided an update here.

Scout Information Centre

The Scout Information Centre will only be able to deal with emails and web chat until further notice. As you can imagine, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of enquiries at the moment, so please use the Government guidance as your primary reference where possible.

Keeping you updated

The Government have now committed to daily briefings. So we can keep you up to date, we have created a webpage: scouts.org.uk/coronavirus which we’ll update from tomorrow.

Doing our bit

I think we all agree that it’s in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don’t put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.

Scouting at home

We are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

Thank you

As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.

Best wishes,

Tim Kidd

UK Chief Commissioner

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