May Fair

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For a many years, Batchworth Sea Scouts have arranged the May Fair, held the second Saturday of May each year on the Bury Grounds in partnership with the Rickmansworth Society. The May Fair is traditionally the opening event of Rickmansworth Week when a procession of floats that makes its way through Rickmansworth to our fair where traditional stalls, local goods, refreshments and music are available as the carnival princess is crowned.

Batchworth Sea Scouts coordinate the event as well as providing a range of food and drink options plus fundraising stalls. Other than a wonderful and universally loved local community event, why do Batchworth Sea Scouts do this? Well, it is an excellent fundraiser for the Sea Scouts; we raise funds from the sale of food and drink along with the sale of plots for other stallholders that helps us to buy new equipment, maintain the HQ building and support the running costs of the group.

In addition, Batchworth Sea Scouts use the event to help with recruitment. Several volunteers have approached the group after learning more about us at the fair and we continue to spread the word via the event.  We also help promote Ricky Week in general by organising the distribution of the week’s programmes to local households.

If you are interested in attending the event as a stallholder or volunteer, please see the Contact Us page.

Due to the current circumstances, all future events are postponed until further notice.

Covid-19 and Scouting

Batchworth Sea Scouts follows the advice of The Scout Association in relation to the safe delivery of Scouting, who in turn work with The National Youth Agency to translate Government advice into governance rules.  They have implemented a tiered Readiness Level, controlling the type of activities that can be delivered based on local conditions.

We are currently at Yellow readiness level allowing group sessions where precautions and social distancing are implemented, including small overnight expeditions.  We expect further changes in the coming months as the national picture evolves.

Leaders continue to work with parents to deliver the best scouting experience possible, whilst conforming to the current Readiness Level restrictions.

Thank you to everyone for your support in these times and please contact us with ideas, suggestions and requests.

Meeting Times

Currently, meeting times are subject to amendment to accommodate the best programme delivery within Covid restrictions.