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For more details of any of these exciting opportunities, please contact Gerry Pope (our ACC International) in the first instance.

HQ advice in light of the pandemic

Nights Away and international travel have not been possible since the COVID 19 pandemic stated. The Scouts worked with the National Youth Agency (NYA) to identify at what readiness level these activities would be possible. In the summer of 2020, the NYA confirmed that until Green no indoor residential or international travel can take place with some work taking place to establish when it will be safe to conduct camping activities in a controlled way.

The Scouts have issued periods in which members may not take part in international travel, allowing for the groups to then make firm plans to cancel, move and reschedule or get refunds for trips which they can’t participate in. This has been reviewed periodically with the time frames extended, the next scheduled review was mid-December 2020. 

Following questions regarding attendance at the European Jamboree in Poland in July/August 2021 further enquiries have been received regarding other planned international trips for 2021.  

Following careful consideration of things such as the availability of a vaccine and its reach across the world and the potential for being at readiness level Green by the summer of 2021, the Scouts will continue to review the situation, on a rolling month by month basis. Taking account of changing factors and situations in the UK and in other countries, our current assessment is that the likelihood of international trips occurring before June 2021 is extremely unlikely.  

Therefore, our approach to follow NYA guidance and wait until the UK is at green readiness level remains. We do not foresee any international trips before Saturday 5th June 2021. We encourage groups not to raise hopes by starting or continuing any planning in the coming months. We may make focused statements about specific events targeted to that relevant audience. 

 

Programme ideas

There are very good resource for the Two Activity badges and the Challenge badge on http://www.scouts.org.uk/support resources

These are for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers

·       Global Issue Activity Badge

·       International Activity Badge

·       My World Challenge Badge

For Network there is the Scouts of the World Award.

Other sites:-

http://www.scoutsvictoria.com.au/activities

http://www.gameskidsplay.net for games from around the world

 

Thinking of going abroad but don’t know how to do it?

International visits are still prohibited during the Covid-19 situation but you can plan ahead for your 2021 visit

Here are a few suggestions to help you on your way.

The Scout Association (www.scouts.org.uk)

·      “Thinking of Going Abroad”– this factsheet gives the forms required and who to submit them to for approval for your visit.

·      Globe Trekker– reports from Group visits abroad from around the World.

World Scouting (www.scout.org)

         Click on EXPLORE to show Scout centres around the world.

         Where to stay in Europe.

         Lists of European Scout Centres. (Gerry Pope has a copy)

Travel Places 

         They issue a Scouts trips & events handbook.

         Podium House,61 Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HR.

         01903 832861

         scouts@travelplaces.co.uk

         Gerry has a copy of the book.

Venture Abroad. (www.ventureabroad.co.uk)

        Organised camps abroad.

        01332 985387

Personal contacts made at International Events

Others within your District and County who have been abroad 

 

Forthcoming international camps

 

Jamborette 2020, Ninoue, Belgium 

For 14-18yo

Postponed to summer 2021

www.jamborette.be

 

Wings 2020, Windsor

Postponed to 2021

£275 per person including food

 

BrumJam, Birmingham

Postponed until 31/07-07/08/2021

£200 per youth member, £120 per adult

 

Durham 2020, Durham

Postponed until 01/08/2021

£170 per youth member, £50 per adult

 

Agenda 2012, Norway

03/07/21 to 10/07/21

 

BSA Jam 2021

Summit Bechtel Ranch (location of last WSJ)

21/07/21 to 30/07/21

 

NIJam, Northern Ireland

31/07/21 to 07/08/21

 

Poacher 2022, Lincolnshire

30/07/22 to 06/08/22

 

Kent International, Kent

30/07/22 to 06/08/22

 

NICES 2021

Netherlands

02/08/21 to 12/08/21

 

 

World Scout Jamboree, South Korea

Sae Man Geum campsite, Jeollabuk-do Province in August 2023

 


Bedfordshire Scouts
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