They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
As the UK entered lockdown number 2, one of the sadder moments was reflecting that 2nd Uxbridge could not take part in its yearly Remembrance Day parade from St Margarets Church to the Uxbridge Memorial.
Instead this year, we had to be inventive in our ways to honour those who gave their lives for ours. Firstly, our Group Scout Leader Stephen Leighs visited the Uxbridge Memorial to lay a wreath and to honour the two minutes silence.
Secondly, for those that did not see live, Chris Troughton, Darren Butcher + Rob Carruthers and their Scouting Children led a socially distanced live parade in their road for the neighbours to observe (in their very best socially distanced manner!
Our very own Fox/Chris has spent each week of the Covid-19 lockdown by hosting his very own campfire in his backgarden with his three children Icky, Slug + Swan!
Each week has brought laughter, happiness and excitiment to thousands of homes around the globe, reaching as far as some parts of the USA and Australia!
Chris is still hosting these weekly over on the 2nd Uxbridge Facebook Page, every wednesday at 19:00 GMT. If you’re not already sold on joining in, here are some highlights shared at this years AGM from the first 10 weeks of lockdown!
WE ARE BACK
Like all Scout Groups in the country, 2nd Uxbridge had to suspend all face to face meetings back in March due to Covid-19. All of our sections have continued to meet online all through the year, and through the summer due to a brilliant effort by our Leaders delivering a wild variety of e-meetings.
As of September 2020, both our Scout section and Discovery/Ignite, our linked Explorers and Network sections have had their risk assessments for returning to face to face Scouting outdoors approved.
Our Beavers + Cubs sections are aiming to return to face to face towards the end of September and are busily working on their risk assessments. In the meantime they’ll be providing some excellent engaging e-content over Google Meets!
We look forward to welcoming you back and hope to see you soon.
Last week, the Beavers wrapped up warm for a traditional campfire, complete with plenty of games and of course, songs!
In keeping with tradition, on Remembrance Sunday, November 10th, representatives from the 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group joined the local community and other groups for a special service at St Margarets Church. As with previous years, it was great to see such a large number of people attending to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
Simeon Keenan, our Scout Leader and Nicola Gilbody, our Cub Scout Leader (Akela) were both invited to the Hillingdon Borough Volunteer Awards last Tuesday 17th November held at Uxbridge College Hayes campus. They both received Volunteer Awards from the Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr. George Cooper. Congratulations and well done to both of them.
As is traditional, on remembrance Sunday representatives from the whole of 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group joined the local community and other community groups for the remembrance service at St Margarets Church. Due to this year being the 100th Anniversary of the breakout of WW1, a parade was arranged from the RAF base, through the town centre and on to the memorial at Marjacks Roundabout. It was great to see such a large number of people out to honour our fallen service men and service women.
This years Family Camp was held over the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th June 2012. Although there have been some changes amongst the Leaders everything was much as it usually was. Mark and Chris did a great job organising the camp and we had a very good new team running the catering. Thanks very much to everyone who helped make the weekend such a success.
Another very successful family camp in glorious sunshine. We had the usual numbers of about 120 camping and this year, the Annual General Meeting was held at the camp. I am sure that you will agree a great time was had by all.
We had another very successful Family Camp over the weekend of the 26th, 27th and 28th of June at Bears Rails Scout Camp in Windsor Great Park. We had glorious weather for all three days and everyone had a great time. We also held our Annual General Meeting at the camp and special thanks go to those people who volunteered to help to run the Group.