Update From the Scouts
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and even the village’s Scout Group had to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances.
After the difficult year we have all faced, we thought we’d look back over 2020-21 and highlight some of the activities and successes that our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and indeed their volunteer leaders, have had.
Throughout the pandemic, the Group found ways to make Scouting accessible to all our members, supporting their wellbeing and helping to keep some sense of normality for everyone.
Our leaders have worked tirelessly to support our members’ needs, as well as providing interesting and varied activities that comply with the new social distancing regulations.
Leaders created and ran weekly sessions by Zoom for all Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, as well as socially distanced face-to-face meetings when lockdown restrictions were lifted.
Our two Beaver colonies managed to cook over Zoom, enjoy an assault course, made homes for bugs and take part in doorstep Remembrance Day, all from home or at socially distanced Scouting evenings.
Both our Cub packs have taken part in a multitude of activities, online and face to face, including camping at home and pancake day in lockdown.
The two Scout troops also had a hectic calendar in spite of the pandemic. They had many evenings during lockdown over Zoom, including Ready Steady Cook, local knowledge and lots of games! Activities since lockdown eased included a two-day expedition hike and ‘camp’ (without the sleeping over), fire lighting, wobble boarding and learning local knowledge.
To find out more about us and how to join or volunteer at the Scout Group, please visit StansteadAbbottsScouts.org.uk.