Over the past few months, the young people of Syston Scouts have been Scouting from home to stay safe. A big well done to Thomas for achieving the Top award in Beaver Scouts, his Chief Scout Bronze Award. 

Thomas with his Cheif Scout Bronze Award.
Thomas with his Cheif Scout Bronze Award.

Returning to Scouts

But as some of the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be relaxed, we’re starting to plan for how we’ll be able to return to face-to-face Scouting activities at Syston Scout Group in the future. 

We’re all looking forward to being able to return, our restarting plans will follow all government rules and guidance from Scouts’ UKHQ. Our priority is to keep young people, adults and our volunteers safe. 

Returning to Scouts will happen in phases, the first of which will let us resume outdoor activities in small groups. Returning to face-to-face Scouts is voluntary for all young people, parents/carers and volunteers. 

As part as our preparations for a safe return we are in the process of improving our building which we have been raising funds for. This will give our young people more opportunities to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed and keeping safe. 

Building Improvements

We have started building work over the past year on our new storage extension for equipment. Plus, we have installed a new double door at the rear of our premises, along with a ramp for disabled access which was funded by grants from Tesco’s Bags of Help and the Robert Hall Foundation. You can see some of the other things that we have been doing on our website: systonscouts.org.uk/whats-happening/

New rear access to Syston Scout HQ.
New rear access to Syston Scout HQ.

In the next few months to a year, we plan to install new toilets to include a disabled toilet and new front gate for a more secure but friendly look. We are also looking at improving and upgrading items in and out of the hall, such as repainting the hall, improving the lighting, paving and outside activity areas on the rear grass to name a few. 

We are always looking for help and support in improving our facilities for our young people, which will help prepare them with skills for life. Is this something you would be able to help with? Please get in touch. 

Syston Scouts are always looking for new members and adult volunteers to help make Scouting in Syston great. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch and help young people develop #SkillsForLife. 

Contact us on 0116 326 6908 or email info@systonscouts.org.uk