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  • Covid 19 update 21/02/2021

    Covid 19 update 21/02/2021

    Author: James Ongley | Date: 21st February 2021

    As a County we are asking our teams to continue to come up with innovative ways to support Scouting so that it can continue at distance. This includes sectional support, training, District support and more.

    We would also encourage Groups to look at ways of providing Scouting digitally - online meetings, badges completed at home etc. We know there are some great ideas out there, so please share what you are doing! The Scout Association and OSM are also working on resources. In addition online Scout forums are alive with creative ideas.

    This provides an interesting challenge, but Scouting has always been a movement, we adapt and inspire!

    Finally, we know with this being a fast moving situation a lot has occurred in a short period of time and it will no doubt affect plans. If you have questions, concerns or just need a chat, please get in touch with the relevant people from the County Team, County Office or your local District Teams - and we'll do our best to help support (just bear in mind as volunteers we're potentially juggling our own Coronavirus situations).

    We aim to provide further updates, suggestions and information. Watch this page and subscribe to iScout in Kent for regular updates and useful information.

    Guidance and support for frequently asked questions (FAQ's) Click to see The National Site for Guidance and support for frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

    Make sure you subscribe to iScout in Kent to receive our updates.

    Our Updates

    Lower Grange Farm

    Please see the Lower Grange Farm Website for latest status and how they are operating.

    The County Office is open with reduced hours and staff. Please be patient when waiting for replies as we keep our staff safe - better to email than to phone.

    Programme

    #TheGreatIndoors

    The Scout Association has identified over 100 activities from the programme planner to help provide parents and carers things to do with their children while at home. The Great Indoors - Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home

    Scouting at Home

    Basingstoke East District have created an online tool enabling young people to complete badges at home. It is being made available for Groups across the UK. Once you've completed the badge, and upload the evidence and submit to your leader! Find out more

    Badges at Home

    Users of Online Scout Manager can take advantage of new functionality being added to assist with completing badges remotely.

    Participation in any activity that takes place at home recommended and encouraged by Kent Scouts or any District or Group that are part of Kent scouting are totally under the control, safety and permission of the parent or carers of each young person.Under no circumstances will Kent Scouts accept any liability or responsibility for any accidents; incident or injury to any person or persons or damage to property whilst participating in these activities.

    Governance

    District returns

    The NCVO has published some useful guidance to help Executive Committees consider how they can best support Scouts locally during this time.

    Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one. Please see their guidance here.

    POR

    POR has been amended allowing meetings to be held remotely. It also allows decisions to be made electronically. This is valid immediately and will be updated in the next update to POR, in early April. The wording is as follows:

    • Electronic voting (such as email) is allowed for decision making of the County/District/Group Executive Committee and its sub-Committees when deemed appropriate by the Chair. In such instances at least 75% of committee members must approve the decision.
    • The County/District/Group Executive Committee & its sub-Committees can meet by telephone conference, video conference as well as face to face in order to discharge its responsibilities when agreed by the appropriate Chair.

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  • Covid 19 latest News 22/11/2020

    Covid 19 latest News 22/11/2020

    Author: James Ongley | Date: 22nd November 2020

    as a County we are asking our teams to continue to come up with innovative ways to support Scouting so that it can continue at distance. This includes sectional support, training, District support and more.

    We would also encourage Groups to look at ways of providing Scouting digitally - online meetings, badges completed at home etc. We know there are some great ideas out there, so please share what you are doing! The Scout Association and OSM are also working on resources. In addition online Scout forums are alive with creative ideas.

    This provides an interesting challenge, but Scouting has always been a movement, we adapt and inspire!

    Finally, we know with this being a fast moving situation a lot has occurred in a short period of time and it will no doubt affect plans. If you have questions, concerns or just need a chat, please get in touch with the relevant people from the County Team, County Office or your local District Teams - and we'll do our best to help support (just bear in mind as volunteers we're potentially juggling our own Coronavirus situations).

    We aim to provide further updates, suggestions and information. Watch this page and subscribe to iScout in Kent for regular updates and useful information.

    Guidance and support for frequently asked questions (FAQ's) Click to see The National Site for Guidance and support for frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

    Make sure you subscribe to iScout in Kent to receive our updates.

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  • Uganda 2021

    Uganda 2021

    Author: Ethan Prince | Date: 22nd September 2020

    Uganda 2021 blog post


    Following all recent news with coronavirus and Africa's current situation with coronavirus. Uganda 2021 has been cancelled.

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