Barrwood is back in action

GROUPS across Falkirk District are getting back to Scouting in a variety of ways.

Sunday, 4th October 2020, 3:00 pm
Cubs and Scouts from across Forth Valley have been allowed back into their Barrwood camp.

GROUPS across Falkirk District are getting back to Scouting in a variety of ways.

For youngsters at the 51st Dennyloanhead, it has meant a return to Barrwood under strict guidelines. Three sites are open and bookings are restricted to Forth Region. Bookings accepted until October 11.

Scout leader Chris Campbell said: “It’s been great being outdoors in the Barrwood over the last couple of weeks with games, laser tag, pond dipping and glow stick tracking and thanks to NHS Forth Valley health promotion service for supporting us in getting new equipment that has helped us get back increasing the well-being of our young people.”

Full details of Barrwood booking can be found at: https://barrwood.frscouts.org.uk/.

FOR groups still meeting via Zoom a massive number of resources have been collected together on the Falkirk District web page.

By clicking on to: https://falkirk.frscouts.org.uk/index.php/adult-members-resources/virtualscouting/ there is the opportunity to discover a range of activities which can be used to help Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to gain badges.

Activities range from using the letters of your name to complete a number of exercises, visiting the Glasgow Science Centre to carry out experiments, learn new campfire songs, discover new skills by using maps and compass or go online to see what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is doing to make your garden more avian friendly. The page also offers users the chance to have a digital Harry Potter escape room or take a virtual tour of the Museum of Flight at East Fortune.

THE Scout Association has made a number of changes to its rules affecting training and policies.

The updated was shared with members in July this year through consultation in member emails and via a series of Keeping Everyone Safe webinars.

Two areas that have seen changes are training and some of our policies including safeguarding and complaints.

Keeping everybody safe is the association’s main priority. A big part of enabling members to keep young people and adults safe, is by making sure they have the right knowledge through training.