Scouting in the Time of Coronavirus

Date: 13th Mar 2021 Author: Nigel Harris

Scouting usually means lots of teamwork and togetherness, both indoors and outdoors.  In the past few months, our leaders have faced the unusual challenge of creating a programme of fun learning experiences that we can do without being together face to face.  They have done a brilliant job, as evidenced by the strong attendances that we have seen.

Our regular weekly meetings at the Church Hall have been replaced with Zoom sessions.  Camping has moved to the garden, or to indoor dens ingeniously constructed.  Zoom sessions have included everything from treasure hunts to Scratch coding to online escape room challenges.  But among the most popular sessions (for the young people, if not necessarily for their parents) have been home cooking lessons.

Here are some pictures of things that our Cubs have cooked up over the past few weeks…

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls