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    Essex are running a series of weekly challenges for Spring. I was not sure that the Scouts would engage with it but...I have just received pictures of homemade bird feeders, I hear that flights of steps climbed are being counted and we are seeing them each Monday evening for a quick brief on the week's challenge. Really positive.
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    After a Group Scouters' Meeting this week all 4 of our Group & Unit's Sections will be back face to face outdoors after easter

    Peter Andrews ESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
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    So, this Sunday we are taking part in the Pedal Car championships - individual teams competing against the clock rather than in open competitions. We will miss the atmosphere but I am sure the Scouts will have great time in the fresh air with their friends. Out of 11 Scouts, 10 are taking part and the other is visiting family - so that is a really good result. (It includes a couple who have tried Zoom but found it was not for them so we won't have lost any!) :-)
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    We re-open on the 22nd April. No loss of adults, and the loss of youth members appears to be made up with newcomers.

    To be honest, some of the team are still a little uneasy, but are wiling to give it a go.

    I think it is going to be a rough ride getting things moving again.
    Ewan Scott

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    We had a restart zoom call on Wednesday, numbers are down but we had some on who hadn’t replied to say they were coming back so once we get into the swing of things I expect out numbers to pick up again. We’re starting with zoom calls and will move to physical meetings towards the end of April. We will probably do weekend things as we’re not sure when the church will open up use of the hall.

    I’m down one leader who has health issues, not lost them, just not available for frontline scouting at the moment.

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    Covid RA approved. Right... what now
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    Our new bogs get there first outing this coming week. The Easter tennis camp will have access if there are any emergencies.

    We still don't have flooring down, and the slowest electrician in the world still hasn't finished. But other than that, it's ready to rock and roll.

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    A great afternoon in the sunshine at Thriftwood taking part in the Pedal Car Championships. 9 Scouts took part (one hurt their foot playing football yesterday :-( ) and the two teams did 6 events. Great fun and lovely to see the Scouts interacting sensibly and enjoying each other's company. The good news is that they are in 1st and 2nd positions on the leaderboard (but also last and second last!).

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    Had our first face to face Explorer meeting of 2021 and was pleasantly suprised that one of the Explorers that hadn't been to a single virtual meeting this lockdown turned back up.

    Peter Andrews ESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
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    Just had two volunteers come forward prepared to open a Beaver-age section when the time is right.

    So, by September we may be covering 5_7, 7-10 and 10 - 18.

    Not bad for a group that was predicted to have no chance of survival
    Ewan Scott

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    We're running Easter Holiday "day camps" dotted over the school break to make up for some activities/ time missed during yet more lockdowns.

    First Scout one yesterday. 34 (nearly 50%) signed up, a nice mood, lots of great feedback- even the leaders enjoyed it!

    Didn't go to mad on activities. Some fire lighting, cooking, wide games, tomahawk throwing. Everyone just appreciated being around people and doing things again.

    Looking forward to more at the end of this week and into next and really hoping we get a full summer uninterrupted- maybe even a camp? Pretty please?
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    on that point I'm hoping we can do a short Beaver and Cub family camp in July with families staying in tents together (so no mixing of bubbles overnight).

    Apart from the catering team, I think that would allow a camp that complies with England's underlying risk profile at current date.

    Has anyone else thought about this? I'm pushing to get parents DBS checked with a hope of providing something like this over the summer.

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    First face-to-face activity tomorrow.

    16 attending, so someone will have to walk on their own.


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    Scouts last night with 9 out of 12. Did some simple pioneering - mainly letting them get on with it and seeing how much they could remember. None of the lashings were perfect and some were more a glorified wrap it round and add some knots. However they all had fun, no injuries and only having to remind them no physical contact about 10 times!
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    First face-to-face activity done.

    It was great to see the young folk again, 20 turned up which is a decent number, (out of about 30 we'd normally get). They've all grown up. Squeeky kids are now husky teens.

    Kids got dropped off so we could walk back to the hall where we had a barbeque.

    Social distancing just didn't happen though. The best we could do was keep them in small groups and keep those groups mostly apart. Maybe if you have a non-social type section (not really sure if such a thing exists), it might work. It didn't work for us though.

    Still, they all enjoyed it, folk who saw us were really chuffed to see scouts out and about again.

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