#CampAtHome – April 2020

Northumberland Scouts’ Present #CampAtHome
 
Calling all young people from across Northumberland, the UK, and the Wider World. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it won’t stop Scouts camping!
 
We’re organising a month-long Virtual Camp across April, from the 01/04-30/04/20.
Ending with an attempt to set the world record for the Largest Virtual Camp on 30/04/2020, when we’d like as many people as possible to participate. Let’s go for 1 Million #VirtualCampers!
 
Take up the challenge and let’s keep on #VirtuallyCamping, here are the “Rules”. We’re asking you all…… Hedgehogs, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Guides, Cadets, Leaders, Parents, and all Young People interested in joining in the fun to:
– Pack a bag
– Build a den at home / pitch a tent in the garden/ hang up a hammock (whatever you can)
– Sleep in your shelter of choice
– Build a ‘campfire’ (real or virtual)
– Take part in a “Scouty activity”
– Help with cooking a meal
MOST IMPORTANTLY……. Each night you participate share a creative photo, video, blog, etc. to our social media with:
– Facebook: Northumberland Scouts
– Twitter: @NorthlandScouts
– Instagram: @Northumberland_Scouts
(Posted via parent’s if young people are under the minimum age to register for these sites)
 
Then share them with your leaders and friends to show that although we can’t meet “Face to Face” Scouting doesn’t stop!
 
Each Young Person who takes part will be entitled to 1 Night Away for each night they participate (as long as they aren’t sleeping in their bed). Meaning you could get up to an extra 30 Nights Away if you take on the challenge!
 
Everyone who participates will also get a Virtual Certificate for joining in, we will also be awarding special Virtual Certificates for those that manage the full month. Additionally, if you take part on 30/04/20 and we get enough participants you’ll be part of setting a world record!
 
We will also be releasing a badge, necker, and t-shirt that will be available to everyone who takes part.
Register your interest in taking part in the world record attempt now!

Jamboree on the internet SPECIAL EDITION 3rd-5th April

Today, young people in many countries are facing challenges in their local communities because of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Schools have closed and Scouting activities have been put on hold.  

It is very important that all Scouts and young people stay safe by avoiding public spaces and crowded places, making sure to wash our hands regularly and following other good practices. But staying safe doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, do Scouting or make new friends! 

This special edition of JOTI is a safe space, connecting Scouts like you, from around the world at a time when many of us are at home, unable to attend school or Scouting activities. 

You can sign up for different activities throughout the weekend of 3rd April — from e-learning courses on health, well-being and online safety to learning about different cultures. You can play games and lead fun activities as well as doing what you can to support those in need. Let’s have each other’s back, support our friends, and make this world a little brighter. 

This is a special edition of our largest digital Jamboree, JOTA-JOTI, that takes place every year in October. You will still be able to enjoy JOTA-JOTI this October as usual. 

However, our special JOTI on 3-5 April, will allow you to connect with others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships from the comfort of our homes during this challenging time, when we need each other the most.

As Scouts, we are resilient and we are always prepared, so together let’s turn this challenging time into an opportunity and connect millions of Scouts around the world in a safe space for all.