Online Scouting Programme

We have finished our current terms online programme until we return in September 2020. We hope very much that we can run outdoor face to face activities during the first part of next term but it is quite possible that during the second part of the term we may need to revert to an online programme once the weather gets worse. 

When running an online programme we will broadcast a live meeting every Thursday at 19:00hrs. During the live meeting you will see your leaders online for about 20-30 minutes and then we will set you a live challenge that you need to go away and complete and send us the results. At 20:30hrs we will all reconvene online for 15 minutes to review your pictures and videos.  Scouts would wear Scout shirts, necker and woggle for the Thursday meetings so we all feel 'Scouty'.

Immediate household family members are encouraged to follow the live sessions and join in with all the challenges.

Review all the challenges and pictures/videos here 

Technical Points

All members of 4th EFS Sea Scouts have a 4th EFS gmail address that allows them to access our google classroom set up. Scouts will need classroom on a desktop computer or laptop as well as on a second device such as a phone or tablet.  Zoom is also used for meetings.  Scouts will also need to download the Kahoot app to a mobile phone so we can run live quizzes. 

Also subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you get notified of any uploads

 Safety and Security Rules   

During the challenges we will not ask you to do anything dangerous, messy or naughty as part of the challenge, you will just require imagination, a phone to take and submit pictures or videos and maybe a bit of dressing up/acting. Please behave yourselves and do not do anything that is dangerous or silly that could result in someone getting hurt or something damaged.

Online security is very important. Google and Kahoot will be closed communities and your leaders will be moderating them. All photos and videos taken as part of the challenges should only be uploaded to 'Google' by Scouts and not anywhere else. Zoom meetings can only remain a closed community if you do not admit strangers to meeting or share links. 

Please ensure that only Scouts or immediate family are present in any online session. This is to protect the safety of all our Scouts. We will be moderating all meetings and will remove anyone from the session that we believe is doing anything to impact the safety of all those online.
Many of the challenges involve Scouts taking photos and videos of themselves and their family and we may post these on our externally facing portals. Parents have already signed a permission form allowing us to do this with pictures of Scouts and by signing up to the online event we have taken this as permission to include all members of the family including siblings in this policy if they feature in the uploaded photos and videos. Our privacy policy remains unchanged.