Date(s) - 23/04/2020
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Live promise renewal with our County Commissioner, Gareth Phillips. Dust of your uniform, if you want to, and join us as we all virtually join together to renew our promises.
Message from Gareth –
In these unprecedented times we are unable to come together in our normal way to celebrate St Georges Day and to renew our Scouting Promises. Lord Baden Powell choose St George as our patron saint because St George was typical of what a Scout should be.
‘When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it but went at it with all the power he could… That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. They should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that they can to try and overcome it, and the probability is that they will succeed.’
These words have a greater meaning today for many of us than they have had before and I believe, that as Scouts, abiding by our Promises and Values we can overcome the current situation and move forward stronger and more resilient than before.
So that we can come together as a County I will be hosting a live Promise renewal for all Sections at 6.00pm on Thursday 23rd April. You will be able to watch the live feed via our Facebook page, on YouTube and also via the County website using the links below.
The video will also be available after the live broadcast if you are unable to join me at 6.00pm. I will be using the traditional version of the promise for each Section, but please make the Promise that you made when invested into the movement and the one that you feel is right for you. The below link will take you to the Scout website with all the promise versions.
We would also invite you all to join the nation in your uniforms for the 8.00pm Clap for Carers, an opportunity for us to say thank you to all those who are working tirelessly to keep us safe.
We also have the ‘nameless’ dragon, which we would love for young people and adults to have a go at colouring-in, or create your own Scouty dragon if you are feeling super creative. Then share it with us on our Facebook page, put it up in your window or post it to a local nursing home with a little note to spread some cheer…
The Dragon does need a name, and we will be running a competition to help find it. More details will be shared about this later today. There will be a very special prize for the lucky winner!
So please, let’s all come together across the County at these exceptional times and join together to renew, celebrate and commemorate everything great about Scouting.
And please can we make sure that this information is passed on to all who Scout in Cornwall, so that everyone has the opportunity to take part in this event,