During the year 2020 the Scout Group has been very active in providing activities for the Young People of the Warsop Area community even during the Coronavirus Lockdowns. Here is a brief look back.
At the end of February the Cubs had a Sleepover at Ollerton Scout HQS, The theme was Harry Potter, activities involved making wands and hats, a hike to Rufford Park, and to finish off on the Sunday a banquet for lunch.
Then Lockdown began and so all activities had to be done on line or via our Facebook page, these had mixed take up from our Young People (Zoom is not for everyone), but it is very much appreciated by the families of those that join.
This is what they have done since March.
Easter – A night out of bed.(Sleeping in a tent, hammock, etc)
St Georges day – Members put on their uniforms and renewed their Promise.
Hike to the Moon – A Scout national activity to go for a Hike, donate to charity and for the total number of miles to add up to the distance to the moon, in fact nationally they managed there and back.
We set a challenge to bake and decorate a cake for VE day, with some outstanding results.
At the end of May we started to meet weekly on Zoom,
We held a virtual camp – Members camped in their gardens, tents, Hammocks, Dens in the house, cooked their own tea, we had a sing song round the campfire and met through out the weekend on Zoom setting various challenges.
We Cubs and Scouts could start to meet at Face- to – Face meetings, we managed 2 meeting on The Carr’s in small groups, before Lockdown returned and we had to revert to Zoom.
All sections met on Zoom on Wed 11th Nov for Remembrance day,
Looking forward to January 2021 we should be able to return to Face -to -Face meetings, restrictions permitting, so hopefully we will be able to have another successful year.
Finally in September we lost our meeting place at The Methodist Church in Warsop due to its closure, but we were able to find a new home at Warsop Parish Centre.
Today local writer and Performing Arts lecturer, Stacey Moon-Tracy reads us her favourite Christmas story: The Snowman and The Snowdog based on characters created by Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman.
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