St George’s Day

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In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell stated: “Prepared and alert a Scout follows the lead of our Patron Saint George and his spirited steed.”

To Baden-Powell, St. George epitomised the qualities of selflessness and courage which he saw as being among the aims of Scouting. Thus on the Sunday near to St. George’s Day, Scouts hold ceremonies when they reaffirm their Promise and acknowledge the Scout Law in a national act of dedication.

The annual district St George’s Day celebration is held on the closest Sunday to the 23rd April – all members are expected to attend including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers.

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.