What’s the West Yorkshire Scout Reboot? It’s about supporting, upskilling and providing opportunities to section leaders to deliver both face to face outdoor activities (Getting your Boots on) and providing online activity training and events (Rebooting those computers).
So many Scouting sections across the County are unable to meet face to face due to lack of accessible facilities, reduced numbers of volunteers or even inability to access equipment. Where sections are doing a blend of virtual and face to face Scouting or all virtual activities, we’ve had requests for more virtual programme support and activities.
To help overcome these challenges we are:
● Offering events and activities which can be used across the County
● Providing resources to support sections and groups to return to face to face Scouting
● Providing Virtual programme support, ideas and activities
● Supporting Districts and campsites to offer facilities for section events
● Providing volunteer support to activities
● Supporting leaders to complete Covid 19 RA’s for these activities
Check out the table of opportunities below. Contact the named person for more details and to register your interest in either attending a specific event or booking the activity to run at a venue near to you. This event list will evolve as more campsites across the County are able to offer these events and additional activities are developed.
|Scoutcraft Activities||Scouting bush skill demonstrations on a plate supported by demo videos||Cubs / Scout / Explorer||Details to come
|Army Mechanic Badge||Dec 12th||Explorer||Bradley Wood|
|Fencing||Instructed fencing activity half day||Dec 13th||Cub / Scout||Elaine Clough
| Bradley Wood
£7.50 per session
|Maintenance Badge with the Army||Jan 23rd||Scout / Explorer||Phil||Bradley Wood|
|Earth, Wind & Fire||An evening of 3 x activities
Fires and cooking
Making Wind Chimes
|6 evenings – 3 groups of 15 each evening from Jan 24th – 29th||Cub||Wendy Gill||Bradley Wood|
|Mountain Bike Day||A half day event in which groups bring their bikes to do a timed trail around the woods||Feb 6/7||All Sections||Elaine Clough
|A night with the Stars||8-12th||Scouts||Zainab / Waheeda||Bradley Wood|
|Winter Camp Activities||19th-23rd||Scout / Explorer||Gilly||Bradley Wood|
|Pedal Car Racing||6 pedal cars available to use at your own venue – requires flat surface such as a car park.||Equipment available to come to your venue||Cub / Scout||Connor Michaels
|Activities in a box||Nerf challenge
Tie dye T-shirts
More to follow
|Equipment provided in a box
|Beavers / Cubs / Scouts||Connor Michaels
|Virtual Programme||How to run||All Sections
|Virtual Programme||Activities and ideas||All sections
|Terrain zero walking routes||Ideas for hike routes which can be completed without the need for a walking permit||All sections||Connor Michaels
Campsites across the County are opening up opportunities for sections to hold face to face meetings and take part in a limited number of activities.
For Bradley Wood outdoor sessions please book through firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus please check the Bradley Wood website over the coming weeks for activities opening up including:
Scouts / Explorers: Archery, Shooting, Indoor Climbing and Outdoor roped activities
All Sections: Volunteering days, Cresta Run, Orienteering, Pond Dipping and Activities in a box.
The BW shop is also open for uniform and resources on a Thursday evening and Saturday morning – orders can be placed email@example.com
Remember young people may only take part in pre organised or supported sessions if their section has been cleared for restart and the relevant approval has been given by District.