On the cusp of the end of lockdown in England, (or so I hope while planning) we hope to get together for a low key and casual get together at Heathfield Farm in Broadclyst. https://heathfieldfarm.org/ Heathfield farm works to support adults with learning difficulties in Devon and is allowing us full access to the Farm on Saturday 26th June 2021. The afternoon will start at 2 pm with a couple of hours volunteering in small family groups on the farm, (please bring some gardening tools with you!) we would love you to bring a picnic and drinks with you and we can sit out on their lawn or in the field and have dinner which will be followed by our AGM and of course the obligatory Camp Fire, we aim to be done by just after 7 pm.
If the weather is good and Lockdown eases as we hope it will be a great social, family event and we would love you all to join us. There is no cost but we would love to know if you can make it, we will send out a request for an idea of numbers in May.Read More
St Georges Day 2021
This is always a big day on the Scouting calendar. Not only is St George the patron saint of England but he also is Patron Saint of the Scouting movement. This year will of course be a little different though, while we are getting close to waving goodbye to Covid restrictions we are not quite there yet. After learning lessons from last years hastily put together virtual St Georges day, this year we are hosting the whole event on Facebook!
Our celebration will take place at 3 pm on Sunday 25th April 2021 and join in just Click here
As we did last year, we would like to encourage all of our members to ‘Hang out your Scarf’ on the day and brighten up Heavitree with loads of Red and White Scarves.Read More
We have been without a Group Manager (sometimes referred to as a Group Scout Leader – GSL) for a while now, this role is the lynch pin of the Group, and although as a Leadership team we have been able to get by, we would love to find someone to take the helm.
Working with the Executive, the Leaders and District to ensure that a balanced programme is provided in a safe environment. A Group Manager doesn’t need previous Scouting experience, more useful is the ability to effectively manage a team along with good communication and stakeholder management skills. We are a progressive Group and embrace the use of IT to make all our lives easier, so someone who is happy to be plugged in to the group chatter and emails is ideal. There is no set time commitment but a couple of hours a week doing admin or attending meetings isn’t unusual, there’s no limit to how many hours you can choose to spend Scouting! There is no upper age limit, but you do have to be over 18.
Full training in Policies, Organisation and Rules is provided and you’ll be supported by section leaders who have over 100 years of Scouting experience between them!
If you might be interested then have a read of the Scout Association Job Description
If being Group Manager isn’t for you but you feel you’d like to join the Group supporting the young people more directly or join the team behind the scenes, whether you can give up an evening a month or only weekends, 2nd Exeter supports the saying many hands makes light work!Read More