Virtual fun day this weekend

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 14th June 2020, 12:00 pm
Josh Cupples gets to work on his gardening badge.
Josh Cupples gets to work on his gardening badge.

WE may all be in lockdown and only have limited access to meeting other people but Forth Region Scouts was determined to hold its annual family fun day.

The virtual fun day takes place on Saturday, June 13, on line, in lieu of its usual Barrwood venue.

All details are at: IS all go for the Scouts, Cubs and bBeavers at the 51st in Dennyloanhead.

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The Scout group has organised emails and Facebook messages filled with information about badge work.

Scout leader Chris Campbell said: “We are also now doing regular Zoom meetings and have just finished our second family quiz.

“Scouts have had a challenge to do each week and did an online escape room while Beavers and Cubs have been doing their gardener, home help, environmental conservation and builder badges.”

Chris has also collected more than 60 bags of rubbish and recycling from the countryside, around Drumbowie/Little Denny residential area.

He said: “There’s absolutely no need to drop litter or throw it out of your cars. Take it home or put it in a bin.”

FREE Zoom Pro has been secured to ensure the continuation of Scouting across Falkirk District.

It will be available until November 21, 2020, thanks to UK Scouts.

There is one licence per group, district, county, area and Region (Scotland.

To help support the hunt for funding the UK body has developed ‘‘‘grants and funds’ web pages to offer support with everything from writing the application to tips on online fund-

And teaming up with the University of Kent gives free access to its online fundraising for non-fundraisers course.

A REMINDER to all groups that no disclosure checks can be completed at the current time.

Processing has stopped and no new adults are being added to the central register of adults in Scouting.

No-one will be suspended because they don’t have a valid disclosure during the Coronavirus situation, so any automated suspension emails should be ignored.

Current volunteers whose disclosures expire can continue to meet digitally