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Weekly Mailing

E39-2020

 
 
 
 

Scouting Ireland Task Force Covid–19

Message from Chair Adrian Tennant: 

Our Chair of the Board, Adrian Tennant shared a video on what we can all do to live up to our scout promise during this challenging time - you can check it out HERE
 

Scouting Ireland has put together a Task Force to aid our communities. The Task Force is currently exploring all the good work you are doing on the ground that we may be able to scale up and share with all other Scout Groups.

National Campaign for Local Support

Scouting Ireland is asking all Scout Groups* (Republic of Ireland) 
to sign up for the:

National Campaign of Local Support

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 the Irish Government has set up a Framework for Community Support; The Local Authority Community Support Response to COVID-19

*(Republic of Ireland only - Scouting Ireland are working with the authorities in Northern Ireland to offer our assistance)


Please Click HERE for Further Information

 
 
 
Covid-19 Advice

Please Click Here to find Scouting Irelands most up to date advice regarding Covid-19
 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice - The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. Details of these updated measures can be found here:

Republic of Ireland – Click HERE

Northern Ireland – Click HERE

 
 
 
Jamboree on the Internet Special!!!

Scouting from home with Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) -Special Edition this 3-5 April 2020!
 

Many Scout activities have been cancelled. School’s out. We miss our friends. Our community needs our help. But Scouting never stops.

This special edition of our largest digital jamboree will allow you to connect to others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships during this challenging time. We’ll foster teamwork and intercultural interaction while enhancing safe social engagement and wellbeing.

Click HERE for more information on how to get involved in this special JOTI.

 
 
 
Local Initiatives

We want to know what you are doing during this time to do your best; in your family, to serve your community and to help others during the global COVID-19 pandemic? We know lots of big and small things are being done in communities all over Ireland already, we want to hear about them!

We also want to know how you have adapted your scout meetings, how you are keeping your groups active and engaged and how you are making things work during Coronavirus.

To make it easy for others to find and share (and copy) all your actions that show our Scout Promise in action we have chosen the hashtag #ScoutsHelpingOut and we encourage you to use it to highlight the things we can all do to help in our communities. We know Scouting can be a leading light during this time, an organisation that can inspire others, so let’s show everyone exactly how we are #ScoutsHelpingOut and don’t forget to wear your neckerchief!

Scouts are brave, Scouts are helpful, and Scouts are kind.


 

17 DAYS 17 SDG'S

Scouting Ireland has a new online programme called ’17 days, 17 SDGs’ for young people stuck at home during the current school shut-down. Check out the website by clicking HERE.

 
 
 

Upcoming Election of Directors

Please click HERE to view videos from the candidates for the upcoming election of Directors to the Board of Scouting Ireland. Completed ballot papers are to be returned to National Office on or before the 10th April. Our AGM, set for the 25th of April is under consideration in light of Covid - 19 restrictions. When we have clarification on this we will ensure all members are updated as soon as possible.

 
 
 
Group Admin Spring Cleaning

This month's mailing will feature a series of resources that will support groups when using the Membership Management System (MMS) my.scouts.ie. Each week in April will focus on a different area of the MMS. 

Week 1. Please click HERE for a support resource on managing information on member profiles and activating profiles.
 
 
 

Notice from the Safeguarding Department

Please click HERE for a notice from the Safeguarding Department in relation to the new initiatives launched by Scouting Ireland for Covid-19

 
 
 

Notice from the Finance Department

Given the current challenges that exist due to Covid -19, this may be the time for your group to consider operating your groups finances via banking online, if you have not done so already. Please click HERE for further information on Online Banking for your Scout Group. 

 
 
 
Young Social Innovators

Venture Scouts, what are you doing to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus? Do you think teenagers are being recognised for their contribution to tackling #COVID19 in Ireland? If you are aged 16-19, share your insights through a short online survey by Young Social Innovators. Click HERE to take the survey.
 
 
 

Scouting Ireland National Activities Covid 19 Status - Updated 01/04/2020

 All Scouting Ireland National Activities are under constant review in line with Government Covid 19 Guidelines please CLICK HERE to view the latest activity/event status.

Phoenix Challenge 2020

The information pack on Phoenix Challenge 2020 provides information on the event and a guide to patrols for what to expect from the camp. The team have been working on this event for a number of months already and remain hopeful that the current restrictions will be lifted by the time the event is to be held. In relation to County Qualifiers, alternative arrangements will be put in place.

 
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