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See how we're getting back to normal ...

We've been providing more at home and virtual activities since the start of 2021, but we're all looking forward to getting safely back together again for outdoor activities during April! Watch this space for updates!!

See how we continued our scouting through the pandemic ...

Scaling the climbing tower at Fordell Firs

Outdoor adventures

From early September through to the end of December 2020, we returned to outdoor activities.

 

We were able to organise activities such as:

  • Beaver fun day at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs completing the Challenge Course 
  • BBQ session and presenting lots of @home badges and awards 
  • Cub outdoor games and activities in Abbeyview Park, near our Scout Centre
  • Scout games nights at Fordell Firs
  • Explorer hikes from Dunfermline to the River Forth at Dalgety Bay 
  • Beavers on the trail at Lochore Meadows Country
  • Explorer day hikes at Blair Adam Forest, Bishop Hill and on the Fife Coastal Path
  • Scout climbing tower sessions at Fordell Firs
  • Cub night walks 
  • Explorer tomahawk and challenge course sessions at Fordell Firs
  • Games, BBQs and archery sessions
Cub BBQ cooking gets smiles and thumbs-up!

scouting@home

During the two lockdowns, we've kept all our sections meeting on Zoom and through Facebook. Lots of new activity ideas were needed - around the home and in the garden!

 

A busy programme gradually took shape and by the time of the second lockdown, we were able to provide a lot more opportunities to take part in Scouting@home, such as:

  • Scouting skills 
  • Photography
  • Local history
  • Searches and runabout game
  • Making armpit fudge 
  • TV-based “Family Fortunes” and "Taskmaster" sessions 
  • Origami sessions 
  • TGI Weekender: national virtual Scout camp 
  • Landscape painting 
  • Google treasure trails and quizzes 
  • Finding out about hedgehog hospital 
  • Virtual visit to a safari park 
  • Beavers 101: a Summer of Fun 
  • Explorer Scout at home challenge awards 
  • Connecting with Scouts around the world through Jamboree on the Internet activities
Oor Wullie presents certificates to our Beavers!

Achieving as usual

It was business as usual as many youngsters made good progress with awards and badges throughout the lockdown periods. We were able to present hundreds of badges and a many awards and certificates - especially when we were meeting face-to-face. 

 

Indoor meetings for a while!

A few indoor activities in the Scout Centre were possible towards the end of 2020 and we were able to organise some Christmas handcrafts, parties and even a movie night! For a while it was great to feel that things were a bit more normal.

Beavers get into the christmas spirit!

camp@home

We even held a Group Camp. All Sections took part in this 24-hour camp@home over the weekend of 20-21 July 2020. More than 70 young people actually participated - packing their rucksacks and sleeping in back garden tents or in makeshift shelters and dens in their house. We could probably add quite a few adults to that total!

 

Each section had different activity challenges, so 24 sessions took place, along with opening, closing and morning flagbreak ceremonies on Zoom, a camp fire, bingo sessions treasure hunt, movies and a late-night round the campfire chat for Explorers.

 

We had a great response to these activities with hundreds of photos on facebook to prove it. Leaders and youngsters were very grateful to parents as they were the stand-in Leaders for most of the time and we hope that they enjoyed being able to take part with their children.

Scout gardens became camp sites
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