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Mucky March

We’re really excited to announce our County Litter Picking Project, which will be open to all Sections over the next few months. We know that some Sections and Groups are not currently able to meet regularly online, and hope that this is something your Young People can get involved in without regular leader input – or alternatively, can provide some inspiration for your next Zoom meetings!

We’re aiming to help clean up Leicestershire by taking action, picking up litter and raising awareness of the issues litter creates. At the same time, we’ll be working towards Community Impact badges, as well as many other badges and the top awards for all Sections. We’ll be releasing loads more resources over the next few weeks to get involved with.

Follow Mucky March – Leicestershire Scouts

on Facebook for all of the details and updates, as well as to post pictures of what you’ve been up to on this project.

First though, we need a badge! Ask your young people to enter their badge design on the above page by Friday 5th February – full details on the attachments.

Looking forward to seeing their entries and to Leicestershire Scouts making a positive impact, on our local environment in 2021. Remember, we understand that some are unable to commit much, if any time to scouting at the present time, but we hope this will provide some support and inspiration to all those who are able to make use of it!

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VE DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Friday 8th May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur OBE, and the Chairman of the County Council, Pam Posnett MBE, talk here about VE Day 75 in Leicestershire:

Full details of the events and some reosurces can be downloaded from here

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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

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

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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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