Month: August 2020

You’re the best

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There’s isn’t anyone who hasn’t been affected by the world pandemic. It has placed extreme pressure on our health, wellbeing, finances, jobs and families. However all the adult volunteers in Scouting have done their best to keep things going and provide young people with activities to keep their spirits up to ensure they continue to enjoy Scouting. It doesn’t matter how large or small the contribution – everyone has ‘done their best’ to make sure we all have the courage and support to rise to the challenges of Covid-19.

As District Commissioner for the Forest of Dean, I am so proud and humbled by the continuing efforts every adult volunteer has contributed to Scouting. No adult has found it easy to juggle family, work and scouting, but remarkably all our adult volunteers have done just that. Many young people have sent messages of support saying how much they have appreciated the online activities provided during this time. It has kept them going and given them hope for the future.

My request from you is that you share this post with as many adult volunteers as possible so we can all recognise the continuing effort everyone is making to keep Scouting going.

Don’t forget, on top of this, you can nominate adults for awards if you feel they have exceeded the expectations of their role. Brian, our Awards Committee Lead would love to hear from you. His email address is

For more information about the awards, please visit

Returning to face-to-face Scouting

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We’re on our way back from the restrictions put in place since the lockdown in March. All our Scout Groups and Units are reviewing their venues and practices to ensure they can meet social distancing rules and ensure there is provision for handwashing and cleaning of equipment and surfaces.

Each Group/Unit will re-open when they are ready. Existing members will be informed and places offered. Waiting lists will resume, so if you are interested in joining, please do get in touch.