Good Afternoon Parents/Members and Supporters.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st Oct 2020 I have the sad news to advise that face to face Scouting has been temporally suspended until at least Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

This means our planned visit this Saturday to Fanwood has unfortunately been cancelled.

We will however be meeting via Zoom this Friday and every Friday during this period so please come along and encourage you’re young person to take part.  I will send Zoom links out each week, and post them on Facebook and WhatsApp so please watch out for those. 

I am aware that some young people don’t like the Zoom platform and meeting virtually, this is perfectly fine, if however they wish to look at some Scouting badges which can be done at home please have a look online at and click on the relevant section (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts) and it will show you a list of suitable badges.  To submit your evidence for each badge you can just click on the submit evidence link and choose (11th Spen Valley Scout Group) from the list and upload your files and they will be sent directly to the leaders.

As soon as these new restrictions are lifted I will be back in touch to discuss the 11th getting back to face to face Scouting, which hopefully should be before Christmas this year.

Please do keep in touch with us here at the group, either via our closed Facebook page ( or via our new WhatsApp group.  If you need any further info on either of these then please let me know.

As always if anyone has questions or queries regarding this, then please don’t hesitate to come back to me.

Most of all please stay safe, and hopefully we will be back to face to face Scouting very soon.

Kind Regards


Michael Holroyd | Group Scout Leader

Tel: 07843 083050