Due to the guidelines we will be running sessions for young people in small groups “Pods” these pods will be kept the same and meet face to face at Syston Scout Hall every other week.
Our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been split in to 2 pods (your section Leaders will contact you direct with which Pod your Young Person will be in). As we are having to run small groups at the moment each group will take in turn each week.
While the Pods are not meeting at the hall we will be providing at home activities which will continue with the theme of badges we are doing face to face. All information and most materials will be given to you before the date.
On OSM you will see the programme and the groups that are meeting face to face.
Firstly, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms (within the last two weeks), shouldn’t come to any face-to-face activities, and should follow government guidelines on self-isolation and testing.
It is very important that you let us know if anyone in your household has had a positive test. You can no let us know by using this link – https://systonscouts.org.uk/reportcovidtest
Secondly, young people who are shielding or are in another vulnerable group might not be able to return to face-to-face activities at this stage. If your child’s shielding or in another vulnerable group, please contact me directly so we can chat through some options.
We’re also aware some young people, including young people with additional needs, might need new or different reasonable adjustments putting in place to support a return to face-to-face Scouts – again, I’m happy to discuss this with you.
I’d also like to let you know some of the updates to our arrangements for making sure our activities will be COVID-19 safe.