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.
The Scouts Coronavirus webpage will be kept up to date with the guidelines that we will be following as a Group.
We will keep this page updated with any new information as and when we have it. This page is tailored specifically to 1st Bedworth Scout Group and aims to keep our members up to date with our activities and camps.
Affected events and camps
The list of affected activities and camps include:
- All meeting nights
- Nuneaton Gang Show Visit
- District Explorer Driving Camp (27th – 29th March 2020)
- Prize Bingo Evening
- Parent Support Launch Night
- District Beaver Day (4th April 2020)
- St George’s Day Parade (19th April)
- District Camp
- Scouts Strategy Camp
- Explorer Evolution Camp
- Cub Narrowboat Weekend
- Scout Narrowboat Weekend
- Scout Kayaking & Walking Weekend
We will continue to monitor all guidance and will keep this list updated. All of these activities are also updated on the newsletters for each section.
Scouting at home
Youngsters are encouraged to work on badges at home. At the weekend (Sunday 22nd March) we will send out some guidance on how to go about this and also we will be giving suggestions on suitable badges and links.
The Scouts have just added a brand new webpage called The Great Indoors which is packed with resources on how you can continue Scouting at home! Our Leaders are also working hard to get some ideas together for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers so they can carry on working towards their badges from home.
We are currently running virtual Section meetings each week, at the normal time, with the usual Leaders. Alongside these meetings our Leaders are putting out new challenges and activities for our members to complete at home. You can see a list of the current challenges at our own Great Indoors page.
Payments to camps and activities
All camps and activities are suspended until further notice. If and when activities are cancelled, we will work to organise refunds, however please bear in mind we will have a lot to organise over the coming weeks. As Scouts we will, as ever, do our best.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic a few events have been cancelled. Unfortunately, it is likely that further activities will also be cancelled. Please rest assured that we will refund any payments made for the cancelled activities. It may take a little while to process the refunds as we will be awaiting refunds from the various organisers. When we know that an activity has been cancelled we will email you and ask you how you would like the refund to be made. There are three options:
- You can email [email protected] with your bank account details and we will BACS you a refund
- We can transfer the money to your youngster’s ‘camp bank’ account. The money can then be used towards any camp, activity, subs or item of equipment. It can also be withdrawn at a later date
- We can make out a cheque and deliver or post it to your home address
We are hoping that our future activities will go ahead. Please continue to make payments to meet deadlines, secure in the knowledge that if we have to subsequently cancel these activities you will receive a full refund
Payment of subs
Over the course of the suspension of activities, all members will not be required to pay their weekly subs.
If you have a standing order set up for subs payments, you can either cancel it and set it up again once meetings resume, or you can continue to pay the standing order and the money will be added to your youngster’s camp bank to use towards other camps and activities once they resume.