Bulb planting has been cancelled today Saturday 12th Feb due to the weather.
The Scout Leaders would still like to hike from Lamphey so if Scouts could meet outside Lamphey Hall at 2pm then hike to Foundry House (Kit will be transported separately in a van to keep it dry). Grace will send out an email at 12 midday to confirm – or advise of any change of plan – but the Scout Sleepover WILL still go ahead.
Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year and festivities weren’t too badly impacted by COVID. Just to let you all know that the Leaders will be meeting on Wednesday 12th Jan to discuss current restrictions and advice, to agree on a suitable return date, and plan the programme for the Spring term. We will post information on the Website and on Online Scout Manager as soon as possible after the meeting.
GREAT NEWS …… WE ARE STARTING BACK. We’ve had a Leaders Meeting and have put all the necessary procedures in place so we can once again enjoy seeing everyone face to face.
Our First Meeting will be on WEDNESDAY 9th JUNE. – usual times: BEAVERS 5.00pm to 6.15pm: CUBS 6.15pm to 7.30pm SCOUTS 7,30pm – 9pm. Although lots of our young people would have gone into the next Section during the past year – in order to make it simple PLEASE bring them along to the Section they were in before Lockdown. We can work out who goes where and then the following week 16th June they can come along to their new Section at the correct time. Subs for the Summer term will be payable – preferably using our OSM direct payment system if you are having problems with the system please contact Iain Omnet who is willing to help. Although we have had no income for a year or more we are keeping our subs at what they were pre-lockdown (£75 per year – Three Termly payments of £25 each).
We have had to complete Risk Assessments so when you arrive at the Foundry House please observe social distancing & masks must be worn – at present children over 11 years must also wear masks (although if this restriction is lifted in school it will no longer apply to Scouts either). We have separate Entry and Exit doors which will be clearly marked. Please wait outside and we will bring the children out to the parents. If you do have to come into the Hall you MUST wear a mask and complete a Track & Trace Form. Please do not send your child to any session if you or any other member of your family is feeling unwell, or has been in contact with anyone with COVID-19. I am sure you are all very well aware of all the restrictions they are in line with those being operated by the schools. Please contact me if you have any queries. Hand Sanitisers will be provided – but if you prefer your child to use their own that is not a problem.
Pembrokeshire Scouts Area Team would like to invite you to join in our St George’s Day activities. In this booklet you will find a programme and activities for all sections. The day will use Social Media and Zoom. We will finish the day by joining with ScoutsCymru and their Promise Celebration – For more information and to register for this session please visit scoutscymru.org.uk/news/events
The area team have been busy working behind the scenes to bring you the programme for #PembsCamp2020 to be held 18th & 19th July. You will find the programme packed full of exciting activites, skills for life and challenges, available to download via the Parent Portal. The hope is for members of every group and unit in the area to come together ‘virtually’ and enjoy what Pembrokeshire Scouts still has to offer.
During the weekend, a range of online platforms will be used in order to reach out to as many members and potential members throughout the Area and possibly further afield. There will be ‘Pembrokeshire own’ activities and details of these along with Zoom joining instructions will be sent out to leaders to circulate before the event.
Keep an eye out for some familiar faces dropping in over the weekend and we hope that you will be able to join in the fun.
In view of the latest Government guidelines the Scout Association has instructed all Scout Groups in the UK to suspend meetings for the duration of the current emergency. As a Group we had decided that we would cancel meetings and assess the situation after the Easter Holidays but now we will be ‘led’ by Scout Headquarters. We have also been informed that Foundry House is now closed as are most Halls and other meeting places. For Scout parents whose children were taking part in the canoe sessions on a Tuesday – these have also been cancelled – and of course the proposed Easter Bingo will not go ahead. We will keep you updated with any relevant information and when we get the go ahead to re-open etc. The proposed Scout and Group camps will not now go ahead – but hopefully we can organise a ‘celebration’ activity when we receive the Go Ahead to reopen. On behalf of all the Leaders of 4th Pembroke Lamphey Scout Group we wish you well and hope you keep healthy and look forward to starting afresh when this period is over. If you have any questions please contact me and I will do my best to help.