Different strokes for different folks!

We are into the 2020/21 session although this will mean different things for each Company. It may mean the start of virtual sessions. It may mean only being able to run outdoor activities or it may mean getting back to indoor activities with social distancing and restrictions in numbers. One way or another it will be challenging but it may also present challenges to learn, grow and discover as we become more innovating and creative but these are BB characteristics we use in more ‘‘normal’’ times. As to where we are at in Scotland concerning returning to face-to-face activities, specific guidance can be obtained at boys-brigade.org.uk/operating-stages. I have just received my autumn ‘‘Gazette’’ where there are useful experiences indicated. Having lived day by day with the mnemonic FACES (Face coverings/Avoid crowds/Clean hands and surfaces/Two metre distancing/ Symptoms?=Test & Protect) it struck me as I saw the bold upper case letters GAZETTE that there too might be a little advice. (Get planning/Avoid face-to-face meetings meantime/Zoom fellowship is useful/Emails can keep all informed/Toolbox virtual sessions in #BBatHOME/ Training can be online/Education is for everyone at this strange time (even teaching old dogs new tricks). Locally there are plans to arrange a battalion council to get the ball rolling. The Scotland committee has been active and our representative, Daniel Green, tells us there will be a phased return to work for the staff at Carronvale. Notes from the committee also indicate BB guidance framework has been shared with church denominational partners and must be used in conjunction with the latest government and youth sector guidance which must not be hastened beyond the relevant health/science advice. Notes including Queen’s Badge work and training will be produced during the autumn.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 13th September 2020, 12:00 pm

We are into the 2020/21 session although this will mean different things for each Company. It may mean the start of virtual sessions. It may mean only being able to run outdoor activities or it may mean getting back to indoor activities with social distancing and restrictions in numbers. One way or another it will be challenging but it may also present challenges to learn, grow and discover as we become more innovating and creative but these are BB characteristics we use in more ‘‘normal’’ times. As to where we are at in Scotland concerning returning to face-to-face activities, specific guidance can be obtained at boys-brigade.org.uk/operating-stages. I have just received my autumn ‘‘Gazette’’ where there are useful experiences indicated. Having lived day by day with the mnemonic FACES (Face coverings/Avoid crowds/Clean hands and surfaces/Two metre distancing/ Symptoms?=Test & Protect) it struck me as I saw the bold upper case letters GAZETTE that there too might be a little advice. (Get planning/Avoid face-to-face meetings meantime/Zoom fellowship is useful/Emails can keep all informed/Toolbox virtual sessions in #BBatHOME/ Training can be online/Education is for everyone at this strange time (even teaching old dogs new tricks). Locally there are plans to arrange a battalion council to get the ball rolling. The Scotland committee has been active and our representative, Daniel Green, tells us there will be a phased return to work for the staff at Carronvale. Notes from the committee also indicate BB guidance framework has been shared with church denominational partners and must be used in conjunction with the latest government and youth sector guidance which must not be hastened beyond the relevant health/science advice. Notes including Queen’s Badge work and training will be produced during the autumn.

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