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Scouts Celebrate VE at Home

Date: 16th May 2020 Author: Chris Blockley

Since 16th March 1st Farnsfield Scout Group have not met face-to-face due to COVID-19, however, they have been meeting online to provide a vital lifeline for those young people who may be feeling isolated and an escape from that next worksheet.

We asked our Scouts for a unique view of Scouting at Home by sharing a little story and headline of what they’ve been upto. Read Martha’s story.


Dancing Scout Leader Wow’s Crowd

Scout Enjoying Ration Mug PuddingOn the 9th and 10th of May 2020, 1st Farnsfield Scout Group had an EPIC virtual camp with campfire songs, sugary treats and fun stay-at-home activities! We first started off the camp with a welcoming zoom meeting and everybody holding up some greetings signs. It was great to see all my friends and familiar faces! It was also really comforting to talk and have a chat with the leaders.

We then started building our own den inside or outside. Then we made some cool catapults with a rubber band, some string and some pencils! We then logged off to have our tea, and logged back on with cakes in a mug and campfire songs! We sung all the classics. Then we had the options of sleeping in our dens, beds or tents!

It was a fun night. We then woke up at 10:30am for our leaving ceremony. BUT! That’s not all! Some of our leaders had a mini dance class with the macarena, baby shark and some great workout music! It was comedy gold to see our Group Scout Leader, Chris, dancing to baby shark! THEN, it was time to say goodbye.

Just as we logged off, everyone got to see the longest necker throw (we hope) starring the virtual campers!! (1stfarnsfield.org.uk/neckerchallenge) We all had so much fun and would love to do it again. Thank you for reading!

Scouting continues to support young people in difficult times so if you think you would like to get involved please visit 1stfarnsfield.org.uk/join

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls