District Update – It’s the End of Term (July 2021)

So thank you to everyone who has given 100% and got our Scouts out and about again, I have visited a few and it is fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Good luck to those about to embark on Summer Camps.

 

So, what does 19th July mean for Scouting…..we are still Yellow, restrictions on numbers is lifted but It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance. Although there is no longer a legal requirement for many things, as Scouts, with a duty of care to others and to young people, we recommend and expect the application of good hygiene and covid-safe approaches to all our meetings, events, activities and residential experiences.   

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/getting-back-together-safely/the-readiness-levels-across-uk-scouts/

 

Well Done Scorpions

While out and about in Farnham town centre, a patrol of 6 Scorpion Explorers Scouts found a member of the public that had a knife wound – they controlled the situation and used their emergency procedure knowledge to provide 1st aid, call an ambulance and remain calm and productive.

Well done to all those involved in the incident this really shows what #Skills for Life is all about.

 

AGM and Social – This Thursday 22nd July 2021; from 7pm onwards – all still welcome.  If you would like to join the Exec. Committee please let us know.

Activity Days

Details and sign up in September

Cub Scouts – Saturday 2nd October 2021

Beaver Scouts – Sunday 3rd October 2021

Farnham District Scouts Family Camp 2022 – Fingers crossed – 22nd -24th April 2022

Frantic 23 – Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming activity weekend for Scouts and Guides – save the date 5th -7th May 2021

 

4th Farnham (Tongham) – the HQ building work will commence 9th August, funds are still required – To donate towards our project:  www.gofundme.com/f/New-Scout-HQ   If you would like to help please email:  tonghamscoutgroup@gmail.com

 

Training Requirements and Scout Cardshttps://farnhamscouting.com/website/leaders-information/

 

District Scout Shop

The Shop is now closed for the summer until Saturday 5th September and the will open: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 12Noon

We always need volunteers so if you could spare some time on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning, even just once a term it would be appreciated – contact Roy scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com

Garners Field

Garners is open for bookings; please ensure you book via the website Campsite Booking – Farnham Scouting and receive confirmation of booking from Ken Powell detailing the areas you can use – you are not booked in until you receive that confirmation.

Climbing Wall is closed. (hoping to re-open September)

Archery is in process;(hoping to re-open September) a temporary range can be organised on special request and with notice.

If you find any issue please do contact the Campsite Manager. campsitebookings@farnhamscouting.com

 

Have a great Summer and lets hope for uninterrupted Scouting next term.

 

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Counci

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