The last few months have been difficult for most and particularly challenging for some. In spite of these circumstances, many people have continued to support the young people and their families as they Scout from home.
To continue to Scout, we’ve had to fundamentally rethink how we operate. I’m incredibly proud of the dedication and perseverance of both the adult volunteers and young people; it’s remarkable how they’ve adapted and embraced change. From virtual section meetings, Badges @ Home and participation in events such as the recent virtual camp at home, the achievements made are amazing.
We don’t know what the future holds, nor do we know how long the impact of this pandemic will be felt. We have all found ways to cope, adjust and achieve. I have every confidence that whatever the future may bring, we will be able to continue to achieve fantastic things together.
If you’re a regular adult volunteer, a youth member or even an occasional helper – I want to say to you, “Thank you! A massive well done, and you’re incredible!“
To parents and carers, particularly those of the younger members, it’s been fabulous to see you right alongside your young person getting stuck into activities, challenges and the fun. We’re proud to have been with you whilst the young people have gained skills for life.
The first week of June is #volunteerweek If you’ve chance, why not reach out to any volunteer you might know and let them know they’re appreciated? It doesn’t matter if they are an NHS Volunteer, part of the Love Thy Penistone volunteers, a Round Tabler, a Ladies Circle member or part of any of the countless volunteer run organisations, they all count. They might feel a teeny bit embarrassed by it, but I’m sure they’ll be grateful of your support.
Stay safe and optimistic,
Group Scout Leader