Virtual Wrap Up

30 April 2021

Wow what a year!

Who’d have thought when they announced the first UK Lockdown in March 2020 we would have a full year of Virtual Scouting?!

We found ourselves scratching our heads and without a clue what the sessions would look like – but we did it!

And what a year it was! Here’s just some of the things our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been up to –

CookAlongs, Scavenger Hunts, Disney Bingo, Escape Rooms, Drumming, Quizzing, Remembrance, Pirate Camp, Supermarket Sweep, Fred in the Shed Magician, Tin Can lights, Flying Army Visit, Armpit Fudge, New Skills, Spy Camp, Code Breaking, Crystal making, Guide Dogs, Basingstoke Astronomy Society visit, Superhero Camp, Catapults, Army Knife Making, Chinese New Year Celebrations, Mug Cakes, Christmas and Easter Treats, Meteorology, Holograms and LOTS of games!

 

And we mustn’t forget to mention the new Skills our leadership team picked up – writing and delivering programmes to be enjoyed virtually was no easy task and we’ve certainly learnt a thing or two along the way!

Getting to grips with the technology and the much loved “mute” button in particular!

We also got to have lots of online visitors from all over the country that we would never have been able to meet otherwise.

 

Here’s what some of our Young People thought…

 

Luke – I have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people even if only through the computer. I love completing the challenges to earn my badges and the virtual camp was super fun!

Daniel – over lockdown I enjoyed the superhero camp. My favourite activity was the bottle rocket. Also I really enjoyed cooking pizza.

And our leaders…

Claire (Beaver Leader) – The best thing for me during lockdown has been watching all the Beavers and Cubs having so much fun with the activities, you’ve all been amazing and I’m so proud to be your leader.

Amy (Cub Leader) – This last year has been challenging but watching our young people continue to show their resilience and ability to adapt and learn despite this has been inspiring! I’ve never been prouder!  Scouting really does bring out the best in both Young People and Adults!

Jo (Scout Leader) – the best thing has been watching our Scouts take on the challenge of online Scouting.  They’ve show confidence, the ability to adapt and resisilience as well as supporting one another.  I am so proud of our Scouts and love being your leader!  Now onwards and upwards as we make our way back to face to face Scouting!

But now we are back! In true Scouting fashion we persevered and stuck together (all be it remotely!) and we are looking forward to a summer full of outdoor, face to face Scouting!

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