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Newsletter & V-Camp Details

Date: 26th Apr 2020 Author: Ciarán Carr

Dear Parents, carers, scouters and young people,

I hope that everyone is healthy, safe and had the opportunity to celebrate Easter in some way, although the ban on face to face scouting and in fact the countries lockdown has been extended for a further three weeks – we have still had lots of opportunities to come together as a scouting community.

We have been on a Group visit to the Army Air Museum and it was great to see so many of your joining that, some of you have support the Scout Hike to the Moon, in aid of Comic Relief and Children in Need and over 70 of us took part in the Promise Renewal on St George’s Day.

Next up is Group Camp, V-CAMP 2020, please register your attendance by Thursday. We have a really exciting a programme, I really hope so see many of you next weekend, happy camping at home ☺

Yours in Scouting

Hike to the Moon:

If you completed your mile and made a contribution please, email me at: Andrew.aaldersdunthorne@talk21.com to claim your hike to the moon badge.

Please provide your name, section and the amount you raised – the Group will buy you a badge and it will be presented when we get back to ‘real’ scouting.

Want to be part of a World Record?

The following is an extract from a Northumberland Scouts Facebook post. They have been running a “Camp at Home” for April. On Thursday 30th they are trying to set a world record for camping at Home. If any of our Young People would like to join in and help them with the challenge you simply need to register and send a photo of the camp.

This is the day before our Virtual Group Camp and the tent or den can be used for both.

“Calling all young people from across Northumberland, the UK, and the Wider World. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it won’t stop Scouts camping! We’re organising a Virtual Camp across April, from the 01/04-30/04/20. If you take part on 30/04/20 and we get enough participants you’ll be part of setting a world record! Register your interest in taking part in the world record attempt now!”

Website https://www.campathome.org.uk
To register https://www.campathome.org.uk/register-individual

More online scouting activities can be found here: http://www.norfolkscouts.org.uk/stayhome2020

Please help raise funds for YOUR scout Group from your home:

With more and more online shopping please consider signing up and pledging support to 1st Fressingfield Scout Group by using the following online shopping links. Thank you


Southern Norfolk Scouts Covid 19 – Legacy

In the box [found in the original PDF], draw or digitally add what you love about Scouting. We will be joining all of these together to create a collage as to why we, as a district, love Scouting. All we ask is that you put your first name, section you’re in & the group you are within your box. Once you have done this photograph it, scan it in or just save and send, and send this to snscouts.legacy@gmail.com.

V-CAMP 2020
Virtual Group Camp

Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May

Group camp bookings are now open, to gain access to camp zoom activities and to receive recipes and activities please email me at Andrew.aaldersdunthorne@talk21.com with you name and section, each person attending including adult leaders must register.

While there is no charge for the camp – I would like to invite you to make a donation, should you wish, the recommended amount is £20 per ‘attendee’ the donations will go towards our HQ development campaign. For a minimum donation of £5 per attendee, you will receive a specially commissioned ‘V-camp 2020’ uniform occasional badge.

Donations can be made by BACS to Fressingfield Scout Group, details below. Please reference the payment as ‘V-camp 2020’. There is NO requirement to make a donation to participate in the virtual camp, but you must register by email.

We have an excellent programme packed full of fun activities for the weekend. Please note that there will be recordings of zoom meetings including audio and screen shots throughout the virtual camp.

For the credit of: 1st Fressingfield Scout Group
Bank Details: Account Number: 65499591
Sort Code: 08-92-99

I very much look forward to ‘seeing you’ at camp.
Yours in Scouting


Friday 1st May
1700: Pitch your tent outdoors or build your den indoors – share your photos on the Group Facebook Page.
1800: ‘Traditional’ first night curry dinner – cook up a storm and join in our ‘zoom’ dining experience
2000: Sing lightness into the dark – we will send you the words to a well-known song and at 8pm, stand outside and sing your heart out – listen for any other Fressingfield Scouters doing the same ☺
2100: Good night story, read by our leaders and broadcast on Park Radio 105.2-107.6 FM

Saturday 2nd May
0700: Reveille and ablutions
0800: Fry up challenge outdoors
0845: Flags up
0900: Activity 1: Michael Knights, Pioneer Scout Leader – sets you your first challenge, design and model campsite – use whatever you can, draw or build – you have one hour ‘ready-steady- make’
1030: ‘Traditional’ squash and biscuit break
1100: Activity 2: Julie Barry, Tiger Cub Scout Leader – launches us into our hour of exercise for the day with a twist. Our photography hike – get those boots on and get snapping.
1230: Lunch
1330: Activity 3: Mirin Neikirk, Assistant Adventure Scout Leader – invites you to test your scouting and general knowledge in our Kahoot online quiz.
1500: ‘Traditional’ squash and biscuit break
1530: Activity 4: Susie Remblence, Ninja Beaver Scout Leader – leads us towards dinner with a creative challenge “crazy hats”
1700: dinner – cook up a storm and join in our ‘zoom’ dining experience
1900: Campfire circle – we are hoping to achieve a live stream of your campfire. Marshmallows, s’mores and more ☺

Sunday 3rd May
0700: Reveille and ablutions 0800: Fry up challenge outdoors
0845: Flags up and zoom into Scouts Own with Group Scout Leader, Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne
0900: Activity 1: “Wake up and Work out with Cam” trainers and gym clothes needed for a physical work out on zoom with Cameron Hopkinson, Wolf Cub Scout Leader
1030: ‘Traditional’ squash and biscuit break
1100: Activity 2: Fun final session – the necker challenge.
1230: Break camp

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls