Given new guidance from the Prime Minister, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.
You will no doubt be aware that the Coronavirus situation continues to develop around the world and the Prime Minister has announced that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making. Given this new guidance, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.
We have set up a dedicated web page at https://www.derbyshirescouts.org/scoutingathome to keep you up to date on the latest developments and where we will post some fun activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation.
We would like to say thank you to all our amazing Scout volunteers.
They have taken a calm and measured approach to this situation along with continuing to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.
Many of our young people are anxious about Covid 19.
We have collated some resources here which you may wish to share with families. These include pictures, signs and symbols to help make them accessible for all.
More resources and support about helping young people transition back into Scouting will follow, when we know when that seems likely to be.
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COVID 19 - Plans are still going ahead for the Kinder Walk on 11th October. The Handbook will be ready for 1st June BUT we are not taking entries until 1st September.
The Committee will meet again by end of June to see what the directive will be then - as to whether we can safely run the event.
Are you involved in running a scout Troop? Have you successfully got some of your Scouts through the Gold Chief Scouts Award or are you having trouble with any of the Challenge Awards? I'd love to hear from you so please click more info to download a short survey.
We have a range of County teamwear available to purchase - red softshell jackets, polo shirts, hoodies and navy sweatshirts. These all have the Derbyshire logo on and you can also have your section logos as well. Order Form available by clicking here.
We aim to turn these round within 4 weeks.
Please check out the Dragon Awards section on the Scouts page to see the new rules which took effect on 1st march and to download the new record cards
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