Welcome to the 2nd Kirkham (St Michael's) Scout Group
We are a thriving Scout Group in the market town of Kirkham, located on the Fylde coast between Preston and Blackpool in West Lancashire.
We have a Beaver Scout Colony (6-8 year olds), a Cub Scout Pack (8-10.5) a Scout Troop (10.5-14) and a number of Young Leaders who belong to local Explorer Scout Units (14-18) who are training with the Sections.
We welcome boys and girls and are a non-denominational Group.
We are fortunate to have our own secure Scout Hut and small field and to have good equipment for providing adventurous activities such as kayaking.
To All members of 2nd Kirkham (St Michael's) Scout Group.
With immediate effect for our Scout Group all meetings are suspended until further notice as directed by the UK Scout Association Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd.
Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities
Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.
The Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Doing our bit
I think we all agree that it's in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. The UK Scout Association is talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way.
Personally I feel that we can carry on the spirit of Scouting with the use of technology, I will look to post activities every so often that members can join in with (as leaders we will devise a plan).
A very sad e-mail / post to send to you all but one that I hope will bring health and happiness into the future.
Any question or comments regarding Scouting and 2nd Kirkham (St Michael’s) Scout Group at any time, please contact myself.
2nd Kirkham (St Michael's) Group Scout Leader
Our Scout Group continues to provide lots of adventures to many young people in Kirkham and the surrounding area. These adventures are with great thanks to the members of the Group who volunteer each week dedicating their valuable time. The Group has a committed team of adults who run all aspects of the Group to a high standard and carry out a fantastic job.
The Group continues to grow with increased adult support. New members have recently joined the Executive Committee, Beaver Scout Colony team and in general support (i.e. transportation of equipment to and from camp, catering at events, and support of the Group's outdoor activitie, and more).
As a Group, additional support is welcome: new members all bring different skills and knowledge that can benefit the many young people in Scouting with us. Our Group is supporting plans for the many adventures that are to be undertaken within the next year and beyond. If you would like to join our Team then please get in contact with myself.
Paul Jackson, Group Scout Leader
Brilliant news for 2nd Kirkham - 3 of our Scouts and Young Leaders were selected as 3 of the 4 successful candidates from Fylde District to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 in West Virginia, USA.
Our congratulations to them all; they had an amazing personal experience at this prestigious event.
We also thank all our Leaders who have helped them along their Scouting journey.
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