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Blog | Build a Snow Sculpture Competition
09/02/2021 By Aaron Wappler
Open to all sections, from Beavers to Network across NEScouts.
Is it an igloo? Is it a plane? Is it a snowman? Well, be creative with your idea, build it and send in your picture for your chance to win some cool prizes as part of our NEScouts snow sculpture competition!
Leaders: We would also be delighted if this could count towards a badge with your section. Please let us know if you do!
How to enter:
1) Build an interesting snow sculpture and place a necker on it.
2) Take a photo and upload it via our form (it would be great to see the snow sculpture maker as well, but no problem either way!
3) Give the NEScouts Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page a like or follow!
Entry Judging: Our panel of three from the #NEScouts team will vote and announce the winners on the 21st of February.
Prizes: There's £25, £15 and £10 Amazon Vouchers for first place, second and third place! (We can convert this to the same cash value for another provider like iTunes etc.
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Scotland enters AMBER Phrase
17/07/2020 By Aaron Wappler
From 12pm (17 July) we are moving to the Amber readiness level in Scotland. 
So we can begin to deliver face to face activities you must complete your risk assessments and get all the relevant approval by your line manager. 
This means for most Scouts in the North East of Scotland you can now organise COVID-19 safe face-to-face activities outdoors only with a maximum group size of 15, including Leaders.
Make sure you read all of the guidance and steps that must be taken before any face-to-face activity can begin: https://www.scouts.scot/…/change-to-the-covid-19-readiness…/
Should you require your DC's contacts check out the 'Meet the Teamsection. 
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The Great Indoors Weekender
03/07/2020 By Aaron Wappler
Young people have missed out on all kinds of things this year so to give them something really special, Scouts are holding (cue big, boomy voice) The Great Indoors Weekender! 
Join the UK’s biggest digital summer camp from your home on 11–12 July. With surprise celebrity guests, cooking, crafts, music and more, young people (6+) will get the chance to have fun while learning skills like giving stuff a go, thinking for themselves, and playing their part. 
To get involved, you’ll need to build a base camp (whether it’s a tent under the stars or a duvet dragged under the stairs), connect with Scouts online, and you’re all set. 
You can take part as an individual, family or Group, and dip in and out of the weekend as much as you like. There’s activities you can complete in your own time as well as live
events, including a UK-wide campfire. 
Take a look at the programme and sign up here: scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/the-great-indoors-weekender/
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