06/11/2020

Join our #RaceRoundTheWorld


COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation. Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet. If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most.

Scouts are setting off on an epic #RaceRoundTheWorld to help the 500+ Scout Groups hardest hit by the crisis.

Join us or Donate today. 7th Lichfield Scouts - donate now

Category: General
Posted by: rjt

Scouting in the UK is being badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our traditional fundraising opportunities are no longer possible and many groups rely on subscriptions from weekly meetings that can not take place. Scouting offers a unique opportunity for young people to socialise together and to learn important life skills for the future. This is needed now more than ever.

The 7th Lichfield Scout Group is very lucky, we are one of the largest Scout Groups in the country and we have good reserves in place so that we are able to weather this storm, however, many Scout Groups across the UK are not so fortunate. They are facing closure due to a lack of funds. We are joining with the rest of Scouting in the UK to help raise funds to keep the 500+ groups that are in trouble afloat so that they will still be there to provide Scouting in the future.

The Scout Association has announced that they are having to sell off a number of assets including Baden Power House and the Downe Adventure Centre. These disposals are being made to raise much needed funds to keep the movement going. This is a tangible sign of just how serious the current situation has become.

Whether you have benefited from Scouting in your youth, currently have a family member in the movement or you just want to see this important voluntary youth organisation survive into the future, please consider supporting us by making a donation on the 7th Lichfield Scouts donation page.

How does it work? Our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and supporters will be walking a mile, or more to contribute to the effort to #RaceRoundTheWorld and they will be asking everyone they know to help them by sponsoring their efforts.

Thank you

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05/02/2021
Category: General
Posted by: admin

In order to give our young people another adventurous activity, we have made a major investment in Paddleboards for the 2021 water season. The 7th has paid for 10 boards and, thanks to a generous donation by Sports England we have been able to boost this to 15 boards. This will enable us to run sessions for up to 12 young people at a time.

06/11/2020
Category: General
Posted by: rjt

COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation. Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet. If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most.

Scouts are setting off on an epic #RaceRoundTheWorld to help the 500+ Scout Groups hardest hit by the crisis.

Join us or Donate today. 7th Lichfield Scouts - donate now

21/07/2020
Category: General
Posted by: rjt

The lockdown has been a challenge, but the Leaders at the 7th have risen to that challenge. We have continued to provide online virtual Scouting to all 9 of our sections.

But, finally, we are back to face-to-face activities, albeit in a limited fashion. We have had our first groups of Cubs and Scouts out on the water in kayaks at Manor Park.