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Be a Wellbeing Champion

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on November 26, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit young people hard. Some have missed out on end of term celebrations or exams and others have been separated from their loved ones. It’s been really tough. Despite this, Scouts have said that they want to take practical, hands on action to create a better tomorrow for everyone. Mental health is more important than ever, but that stigma still gets in the way of talking about it.

 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be joining 10,000 Wellbeing Champions: people who have committed to help tear down the taboo around mental health and do what they can to boost people’s wellbeing.  We made a start this week by sharing experiences and pledging to take some action to improve Wellbeing this week.


Link to Hope Christmas Shoeboxes

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on November 26, 2020 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

People fill a Shoebox for a family – not just a child. Our list contains items for all family members and includes items such a shower gel/shampoo, family games, stationary items, gift for mum and dad as well as sweets, soft toys, hats, scarves etc.

 

The annual Family Shoebox Appeal has been running since 1992 and has delivered smiles to thousands of people in Eastern Europe over the years. They have sent over 900,000 shoeboxes to hundreds of different locations!


Outdoor Activities at Lower Green

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on October 15, 2020 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We have restarted Outdoor Activities at Lower Green and from this week we have access to part of Lower Green Community Centre (the Beaver hall, kitchen and changing rooms) for toilets and as a bad weather alternative.  In line with Scouting Amber guidance we will continue to run most activities outdoors and use a gazebo for shelter.  However we can use the 'Beaver hall' in the centre and the sports changing rooms for indoor activities as a backup.

Please note - the Covid protocol agreed with the Council is that the front door is used only by the Lower Green Pre-school so beavers/cubs will only use the side door nearest the park.  Parents and carers must queue outside the side of the hall at 2m spacing for drop off/collect and cannot go inside the building.

Remember to keep to the parents/carers' Covid Code as agreed to keep us all safe and acting in accordance with our risk assessment (found on our website).


1 year on - Annual Meeting

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on October 7, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

3rd Esher would like to invite you to join us for our first AGM.

It will be held by Zoom on Thursday 8 October at 7pm for about 20 minutes. We will be reviewing the slideshow of the first year, presenting our first annual report and accounts, awarding our first two Chief Scout's Awards and completing the usual formalities.

 It would be good to see all the parents, carers and supporters of this new Group to thank all the people that have helped start the Group and keep it going in tough times.

See OSM or the WhatsApp for the usual Zoom link.

A copy of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020 can be downloaded from the https://www.3rdesherscouts.org.uk/information" target="_blank">Information page.




1st Anniversary Camp

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on June 22, 2020 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

3rd Esher Scout Group Anniversary Camp

As our Group Camp at Polyapes has been postponed, we marked our First Anniversary as a Scout Group with a remote camp. In an ideal world, we would replicate the activities as much as possible as they would happen at camp. As not everyone had the kit required or the garden space needed to camp out and cook on an open fire, so there were indoor options available.

Saturday 20th June. 3pm Zoom meeting:

• Flag Break and welcome to the Group Camp (Cubs and Beavers to be in uniform)

• Game • pitch tent/build camp,

• prepare campfire/firepit/chimenea/pre-heat oven. To include safety briefing (see link to Risk assessment)

• Prepare dinner (see menu).

6:30pm Zoom meeting: • A catch-up and share some of the photos of setting up camp/dens and cooking dinner

Campfire songs, • Night wildlife in the garden. Types of birds, bugs and animals to listen/watch out for.

• Wish everyone a good night!

Sunday 21st June: Cook breakfast (see menu) 10am Zoom meeting:  Good morning and welcome! Happy Father’s Day!

• Towel challenge game. Please record video clip for WhatsApp group

• Moment of reflection/prayer • Flag Down

 

3rd Esher Camping at Home!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on June 4, 2020 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well done to all the Beavers and Cubs who had a great time in April building a den and doing a camp at home as part of this world record camp!

Visit from Global Adventurer!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on June 4, 2020 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We were delighted to welcome Sally Earthrowl of exxpedition.com who gave an exciting presentation on her expeditions sailing around the world as part of an all female crew.  She leads expeditions doing scientific research which has highlighted the microplastics within our oceans.

3rd Esher go Zoom

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on April 2, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Our Beavers and Cubs have been enjoying Zoom meetings for 3 weeks now.

This week's challenge for home is:

Beavers: Learn your phone number.

Cubs: Learn a phrase in Sign Language. Email three simple messages using codes and ciphers to the leaders.

All: Send a happy email or text message to a fiend or relative. Sign up (via parents) for JOTI and join in with three activities.

 

 

Scouting Events this week

 

JOTI – 3-5 April (Jamboree on the Internet) Sign up via a parent – www.jotajoti.info

 

Saturday Night – Sleep in a Den Pack a Bag, build a den, cook breakfast Photo for Surrey Scouts Best Den competition

 

Facebook Live Campfire Monday 6 April 6.30pm

Coronavirus

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on March 20, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Given new guidance from the Prime Minister, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.

 

You will no doubt be aware that the Coronavirus situation continues to develop around the world.

The Prime Minister has announced that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making. Given this new guidance, we have suspended all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events for the time being.

We have set up a dedicated web page at www.scouts.org.uk/coronavirus to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

It's in challenging times like these that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis.

We are also developing some fun activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

We want to say thank you to all our amazing Scout volunteers. They have taken a calm and measured approach to this situation. They are continuing to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.

Happy New Year 2020!

Posted by andrewburnsqc@gmail.com on January 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year from 3rd Esher!


After a successful first year in 2019, our activity programmes for 2020 are now in place leading up to our first birthday in April 2020.

Beavers kick off with: 

9 Jan -  Log Chew and Personal Challenges

16 Jan  Brain Experiments - Experiment Badge

23 Jan  Burns Night - International Badge

 

Cubs start with:

9 Jan -  Freeze frame game, Services Map - World Challenge, Pack Forum, Game of aim

12 Jan -  District Cub Quiz

 

16 Jan - Interceptor, Pin the place on the map (World Challenge), Night Compass Route (Navigator badge)

 

23 Jan -  Kitchen risk bingo, What’s for dinner? - Chef badge

30 Jan - Marco Polo, Ready, steady, cook-off - Chef badge.

 



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