Remembrance Sunday Parade

Well done for an amazing turn out from all sections the group for the Remembrance Sunday parade in Richmond today, and to all who helped spruce up our Remembrance painting on the old British Legion Building this week for another year.

After a year without a parade or service last year thanks to COVID, it was good to be able join again with other Scout Groups, youth services, cadets organisations, the police, Royal British Legion, Mayor and many from around Richmond – including some remaining old soldiers who used to meet in the Richmond British Legion – to remember for those who had given their lives at times of war for us, something we have always done as a group each year over many generations of leaders and young people.

Scout Camp

The Scouts were camping at Phasels Wood this weekend, which ends our run of five camps in four weekends. Exhausted, but very happy to get everyone in the group outside and camping again this term!

Open Evening and Awards

A fantastic turn-out from parents and members of all sections at the group open evening, AGM and awards night tonight. It was so good to finally see all of the group back together again after so long. Well done to all of the award winners, and everyone who came down to support the group.

Beaver Sleepover

Finally, after a 18 months of not being able to go away thanks to Covid, the group is back to taking young people away as Scouting should be, firstly with a Beaver sleepover at Walton Firs, including this campfire. It’s great to be back doing things properly again after so long!

Back in the Scout Hut!

We’re very happy, for the first time in 18 months, to finally be able to get some Cubs back into the Scout Hut for our last Cub meeting before the summer holidays!

(And we also managed to get some of those who couldn’t make it as they were away early or isolating to join us on zoom at the end too!)

It’s the final Scouts night this Friday, and then we return with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the first week of September.

We hope you all have a good summer break, and look forward to seeing everyone in the Autumn.

Some good news for Spring

To go along with Spring starting to be sprung at the Scout Hut – the good news is that Scouts will be moving back to ‘Orange’ covid readiness level from the end of March, so all sections can look forward to meeting in-person again after the Easter holidays.

We’ll only be able to meet outdoors at the moment, so we’ll be back for sessions in Old Deer Park (or other locations if we let you know!)

We’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone again in real-life 3D rather than on Zoom very soon!