Following on from the Facebook posts from West Yorkshire Scouts, please see here for an overview of the information provided by W Y Scouts regarding the Virtual Big Camp which will be help on 23rd – 24th May 2020.
The information includes an overview of the event, a virtual kit list and a list of foods required for the camp menu.
Please Click HERE to download an open. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the Section Leaders.
A Big Thanks to Kevin from the 65th Bradford South for this guide.
Please see below some information from West Yorkshire Scouts about Virtual Big Camp.
On the original weekend of BIG Camp 2020 (23rd-24th May) we will be holding Virtual BIG Camp. The event is open to all in Scouting (not just West Yorkshire Scouts).
How do I get involved?
On the weekend itself (23rd to 24th May) you just need to go to our Facebook page (@wyscouts) and our website www.thebigcamp.org.uk (the website will go live on the Saturday morning). Over the weekend on the website there will be BIG Camp activity zones with challenges or activities to do at home. In addition we’ll be running ‘Live on Stage’ a series of pre recorded and live content hosted by our Youth Commissioner Team (with a number of very special guests). This will be streamed live on both the website and Facebook page from Saturday lunchtime to Sunday lunchtime. On the Saturday evening we invite you to take part in our camp, with members camping out in gardens (or living rooms) and watch the virtual handover when our CC Mark Stageman steps down after 10 years.
Do I need to do anything in advance ?
Most of the activities you will be able to do from materials sourced at home, however we will be releasing a Virtual Kit List in the next few days which will be on our website (www.wyscouts.org.uk) and our Facebook page @wyscouts.
To share or upload outputs, we will be using a google form, so would be helpful if those taking part had a Gmail account (or had registered their emails to use on google beforehand). We will issue instructions on how to do this with the Virtual Kit List on the website.
The full ‘Live on Stage’ Schedule will be published via Facebook and the website next week before the event.
For those young people taking part from West Yorkshire Scouts we will be issuing an occasional badge (to qualify a young person needs to register and upload material from activities). Badges wont be available until after face to face scouting resumes and will be available for leaders to pick up (for their entire group) from the shop at Bradley Wood.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING DURING THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 2020? (22nd – 25th May)
NO IDEA?? – THEN READ ON.
You and all members of the 11th are invited to join up to 5000 other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Leaders at the West Yorkshire Scouts BIG CAMP to be held at the Yorkshire Show Ground, near Harrogate.
There are over 250 on site, exciting daytime activities planned, with something for all age groups, along with lots of entertainment in the evenings.
Scouts & Explorers will arrive on Friday, for 3 nights of camping; Cubs on Saturday, for 2 nights. Beavers will also join us on Saturday to camp for one night.
See the video’s below for an idea of the activities on offer and what has happened in previous years.
Big Camp 2020 Promo Video
Big Camp 2015 Highlights
Costs The cost of the camp will vary, depending on whether your child is a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer.
i.e. The charges being made by West Yorkshire Scouts for the campsite facilities and activities are as follows:-
Scouts & Explorers – £50
Cubs – £40
Beavers – £30
Clearly, on top of these figures will be transport and catering, which would increase the cost quite considerably.
However, Spen Valley District has agreed to pay the transport costs and because the group is in a healthy financial position, the executive committee has agreed that all members attending the camp will receive a 50% subsidy, which brings the overall cost down to:-
Scouts & Explorers – £25
Cubs – £20
Beavers – £15
If you would like your child to attend the Big Camp during the weekend of 22nd – 25th May 2020, please speak to one of the section leaders, on or before Friday 1ST November.
Sunday 19th May 2019 was the date for this years Annual Summer Gala.
A Big Thanks to everyone who came along this afternoon support us at our Summer Gala.
Especially to Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band, and the PM Gibson School Of Theatre Dance (Hunsworth)
The weather was good to us and we hope you all had a good time, we managed to raise just over £1000.00 for group funds.
Scouts from all over the Spen Valley District, today, were battling it out to be the next Gordon Ramsey, and once again the 11th did the group proud. Well done to Olivia and Oscar on winning the district cooking competition with their curry and cheesecake. Pictured above Spen Valley District Commissioner David Sowden and Olivia and Oscar from the 11th Spen Valley.
Congratulations to Scout team who for the 8th year successfully defended the Spen Valley Scouts District Quiz trophy! The team answered questions on various subjects including; Scouting knowledge, Sport, The natural world and Around the world; well done to them and fingers crossed for next year!