“On my honour, I promise that I will do my best; To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Scout Law” – The Scout Promise

We run two Scout Troops at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Thursday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each troop is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and adventurous programme of termly activities.

As the oldest members of Randwick Scout Group, Scouts are encouraged to develop their independence by participating in a wide range of activities. Participation is key to gaining both challenge awards and badges to recognise Scouts’ achievements.

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So what have Scouts been up to during lockdown? Read below to find out…

Several weeks into lockdown Scouts were introduced to ‘Badge at Home’.  Operating through the parent portal on OSM, leaders uploaded badge requirements to the system which allowed the young people to work on badges at home and upload evidence of their achievements for leaders to comment on and sign off badge requirements.

Shortly after this we started holding virtual meetings jointly with Thursday and Friday Scouts.

So far during our virtual meetings scouts have taken part in activities such as an indoor scavenger hunt, map symbol bingo, a quiz based on the timeline of Scouting and and an escape room created by Berkshire District Scouts.

As well as our virtual meetings and badgework that young people can complete at home,  Scouts have also had the opportunity to join in in with a record-breaking virtual camp organised by Northumberland District Scouts and a virtual camp posted by my Gloucestershire County Scouts to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Looking forward, we are hoping to be able to organise a virtual camp of our own, as well as as holding several virtual seminars on expedition training so Scouts are ready to take on an overnight expedition, when face-to-face scouting restarts.