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    Troop/Colonies/Pack/Units returning after summer holidays.

    I think we pretty much all do something for the last meeting before the holidays. But do folks have anything special planned for restarting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    I think we pretty much all do something for the last meeting before the holidays. But do folks have anything special planned for restarting?
    Last meeting is getting kit out for camp (terribly exciting).

    First meeting back usually a games night and maybe a troop forum if we are feeling particularly #inspired

    Only really do something special for last meeting before Christmas.

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    We start back in a staggered approach (For Brownies anyway as we have a load of new ones)

    1st week: Existing Brownies come back and we just do a week of crazy games etc to get rid of all the energy and silliness from not seeing their friends for 6 weeks

    2nd week: New Brownies come for the first time and we tend to do a proper structure activity with them!
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    Normally we don't really do anything overly special, the nights are still light so we'd be out somewhere doing something...

    This year we have a fun day organised at Bonaly, its in memory of a long standing leader/volunteer who passed away. All sections attending and its free for the kids - they had a whip round at the funeral.

    This could turn into an annual event. We lose kids over the summer, especially P7's going to high school - they become too cool... Having a big ticket activity might keep them interested...

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    Our Troop and Unit traditionally restart in Sept with a Scavenger Hunt run by the Explorers for the Scouts and followed by a BBQ. Its a nice soft restart before the proper formal meetings start and the BBQ part allows us all to have a good chat and catch up without disrupting the meeting.

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    I must admit that, providing it works with volunteers who want to be there, we keep the two older sections going. The tempo slows down and we get to know some kids better. It’s just a nice way to do it

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    I suspect we'll be doing a games night and welcoming our first batch of new Beavers, with a second lot to follow later in the term.
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    Tradition from my youth was toffee apples over open fires with Scouts first week back in September. Now in a different part of the country, but that’s what I get my Explorers to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardnhunt View Post
    I must admit that, providing it works with volunteers who want to be there, we keep the two older sections going. The tempo slows down and we get to know some kids better. Itís just a nice way to do it
    I used to keep the Explorer section going over the holidays, but it just got a wee bit awkward with maybe only one or two young people there.

    (Also, we weren't that keen...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    I used to keep the Explorer section going over the holidays, but it just got a wee bit awkward with maybe only one or two young people there.

    (Also, we weren't that keen...)

    Yep - its only any good if you and the team want to

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    First week back is woggles in the bucket, new cubs starting and reorganise all the sixes, swapping them all round, promoting new sixers and seconders that have gone up to scouts in the summer

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    We've finished the last few summers with backwoods cooking at a local site. No special plans to restart, but we tend to get Cubs coming up to Scouts at the start of each term, so we've sometimes done a trading post on that evening or soon after, because it's a teamwork activity and should get the new members involved in working with their Patrols.
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