Dear Parents and guardians,
I am writing to let you know that as a Group we have been given the go ahead to resume Scouting activities. It is outside only and in small groups of 15. The section Leads will be in contact with a start date and details of meetings. Please could you review the rules and risk assessments on the group COVID web page at:
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Just to reiterate a few rules:
There is no access to the Scout Groups car park unless it has been cleared in advance by the Section Lead (disabilities etc).
No access to parents or guardians on Scouts land please queue outside the gates maintaining social distance.
On pick up please be there in plenty of time and listen out for your childs name.
We are all looking forward to resuming activities, but please wait to be contacted.
We will also be looking to resume subs shortly. For the remainder of Spring, it will be £10 and then in summer the quarterly term fees will be £30. Money should not be an obstacle for anyone attending Scouting activities. Please contact me in confidence if this is the case.
The leadership team have already started work on the programme, getting the land & outbuildings ready, it is all time consuming. So, I thought I would reach out for some help. We would appreciate some help with the following:
Moving container – We have been lucky to receive funding for a brand-new container for storage. Unfortunately, when it was delivered the driver could not drive on the grass, the ground was sodden and he would have sunk. Does anyone have access to a Hiab lorry, a crane, or some other method of moving it the 100 yds to its new base?
Van – We have also been lucky to receive funding for an Event/welfare van. Its in brilliant condition and will be a real asset for the Group. However, like all vans there is the odd spot (little for its age) of rust coming through. The usual places door sills and above the windscreen. Is there a panel beater or sprayer who could do a quick touch up (not looking for whole panels) so we can keep the van in good condition?
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Lastly, we are always after leaders and section assistants, if you are interested in taking part in one of these rewarding roles please email or ring me.
1st Elgin Group Scout Leader