Axe district has received the bellow message in connection to Bristol Royal Infirmary Scout Group. We appreciate that you may not live in Bristol city centre, however some leaders (particularly those that may be studying away in Avon County area) may find helping on a Friday night at the hospital group rewarding, enlightening and incredibly Insightful. Delivering scouting to all ages, in what can on occasion be a very challenging environment, also underpins the inclusivity and diversity of our organisation and County.
“I’m the GSL at the Children’s Hospital Scout Group, we meet every Friday in the Hospital Play Room at 6.30pm. We go round the wards passing out bedside packs of activities and also have young people in the playroom where we carry out activities.
We accept anyone in the hospital over the age of 6 who is either a patient, sibling or visitor, they do not have to be involved in scouting outside of the hospital and often we will only see the young person for one week whilst they are in hospital, other young people are regulars with us due to long or repeated visits. Many of the young people that come to us, are in good health and visiting, but may be very worries about their friend or relative, others are unwell or injured. We never know before the Friday how many young people we will have and how old they will be and what capabilities they will have. So as you can imagine programme planning is always a challenge.
In order to run we have to have a minimum of 3 leaders a week to run, ideally we would have 6 each week as this would mean that we would be able to do much more work on the wards. Currently we are in need of some more volunteers, we are very flexible with our volunteering and some of our leaders volunteer just in the holidays, or every other week, we work around what you would be able to offer.
Anyway that’s a bit about us, if you would be interested in helping us out, or if you know someone that would be interested please do get in touch.”
ThanksKat TuckerGroup Scout LeaderBristol Royal Hospital for Children Scout Group07764499838