Welcome Back – We’ve Missed You

The last 19 months has been strange for us all, but hopefully we can get back to some normality at Scouts?
To help with this, the first few weeks we just be our existing members. This is to help settle everyone back in to the
‘scouting’ routine, plus some children have moved up to a new section and may be a little weary.
From the middle of October we will look to bring in new children in to the group.

All sections will restart on Wednesday the 15th September 2021, at the following times:
> Beavers 6.00pm to 7.30pm – Section leader is Shannon
> Cubs 6.30pm to 8pm – Section leader is Danielle
– Scouts 6.30pm to 8pm – Section leader is Vinny

Staying Covid Safe:

If you child is unwell, please do not allow them to attend Scouts. Please follow the current guidelines available on the NHS website.
We will have a leader on the main door, who will control the number of children either entering or leaving the school.
Due to the school reception area being a small space, parents will not be permitted to enter the school, (unless you have an agreed meeting with your child’s section leader).

Face coverings are no longer mandatory and we will have hand gel and equipment wipes available during the meetings. Weather permitting, some activities will take place outside on the school yard.

Any leader requiring to administer first aid, will be required to wear PPE as they will come in to close contact with the person requiring treatment.

Track & Trace:
If you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app, please follow the current guidelines on the NHS website.
If we’re contacted by track & trace, we will be oblige to provide the required information on attendance and contact information.

Group Facebook Page:
Please join/rejoin our members only Facebook page, by searching for 2nd Bootle Scout Group Members
You will need to answer the security question, before being accepted.
To help with keeping our members safe, only immediate family members my join. Please do not repost any photographs on your personal Facebook accounts, without first obtaining permission.

Financial Information:
Subs are £3.50 per week and we operate 40 weeks per year, totalling £140.00, which will be spread over 12 payments.
– If you only have 1 child in the group, then please set up a standing order for £11.67 per month.
– If you have 2 or more children in the group, then please set up a standing order £10.00 per month, per child.

Name of bank: Caf Bank
Sort Code: 405240
Account Number: 00023037
Account Name: 2nd Bootle Scout Group

Member Insurance (known as Capitation) is payable on an annual basis. Last year the cost was £50.00 per person.
We ask for a parent contribution of £15.00 per child and we will undertake fundraising initiatives to cover the remaining cost.
Please never let financial issues prevent your child from missing out of their scouting experiences. Speak with your section leader in confidence.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Regards,

Peter Duffy
Group Scout Leader