After several months of virtual meets, we're back meeting for real!
The Zoom meetings were a great success - necessity was definitely the mother of invention. The group leaders, and the young people equally, put a huge effort into the virtual meetings. The children had some great ideas for meetings and had material prepared well in advance. But after six months, everyone was feeling the need to meet in person.
So the group leaders took the decision to meet at Heatham House from the start of the autumn term. (As an educational charity Woodcraft Folk is exempt from the 'rule of six'. Youth work is seen as essential and organised activities can continue, providing we are no more than fifteen in a 'bubble'.) However, we also took the decision to meet outdoors to keep everyone as safe as we can.
The shortening hours of daylight present a challenge, not a problem, and we have adapted really well. Last week, the children took advantage of the gloom to learn morse code and send messages with torch signals from one bubble to another. You'd be amazed how much fun they had in the dark (and the rain ).
And this week we have an evening of silhouette games.
Where there's a will there's a way.
And that's quite enough proverbs for one blog.
Hounslow and Twickenham Woodcraft were back from the summer break this evening and leaders, volunteers and parents met to plan activities for the term and the year.
Plans were made for a weekend stay at Woodcraft’s centre in a Kent, Cudham Environmental Activities Centre. We are also planning to join a London Region Venturer camp next month. And we shall take a group to the international camp, Common Ground, next summer.
We are actively recruiting children to the group and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
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