News and Blogs

Covid 19 The Great Indoors
05/09/2020 By Kevin Gillkerson

Email

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Covid Risk Assesments

Below are a number of downloads that can be used to support you and your team in creating the risk assessments. They are to be used as a starting point and designed for you to add and amend as necessary.
Make sure that however you choose to document your risk assessment it is clear to anyone who reviews it or uses it.
 
Remember:
 
A risk assessment is only effective if you and leadership team act on it. You must follow through with any actions required and review it on a regular basis.
 
Don’t just copy the examples, your circumstances are unique and so you need to do a risk assessment appropriate to your setting, making sure you are clear on the hazards and controls.
 
Even if the hazards you see are the same as in the examples, the controls may differ, so make sure you are being clear on what you will be doing in your location to control the risks and then follow through on these controls.
The example risk assessments below will be regularly updated each quarter by the District Team. If you have any questions about any of the resources, or any additions just
 

Below are a number of downloads that can be used to support you and your team in creating the risk assessments. They are to be used as a starting point and designed for you to add and amend as necessary.
Make sure that however you choose to document your risk assessment it is clear to anyone who reviews it or uses it.

Remember:

  • A risk assessment is only effective if you and leadership team act on it. You must follow through with any actions required and review it on a regular basis.
     
  • Don’t just copy the examples, your circumstances are unique and so you need to do a risk assessment appropriate to your setting, making sure you are clear on the hazards and controls.
     
  • Even if the hazards you see are the same as in the examples, the controls may differ, so make sure you are being clear on what you will be doing in your location to control the risks and then follow through on these controls.

For more information please visit 

?https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/staying-safe-and-safeguarding/safety/planning-and-assessing-risk/

 

 
Meon Valley Scouts
c/o Lyons Copse Scout Campsite, Sandy Lane, Shedfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2HQ
Material on this website has been reproduced by permission of The Scout Association

Website Powered by www.ScoutsOnline.co.uk © 2014