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Hampshire Scouts in Hospitals

Late in 2013 the County received a grant from the Freemason’s national charity. Two thousand pounds from this grant will be used to implement the long desired Scouting in hospitals project. The plan is to start Scout Groups in Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Naomi House.

A Hampshire Hospitals Active Support team with be formed and everybody involved with the project will be members of the HHAS.

Southampton will be the first Group to be formed and we are already in detailed discussion with the hospital about the project.

The Southampton and all other Hospital Groups will be very different from normal Groups in several ways. These include:

Having a much wider age range than normal; the children recruited for the evening could be aged between six and eighteen.
Not knowing how many will attend a particular meeting, one time you may have four or five, the next time twenty five.
Sometimes there is a language barrier, as some of the children treated in the hospital come from abroad.
Having children attend with all manner of conditions, meaning that they are accompanied by drips, frames, wheel chairs, oxygen cylinders and even beds!
Even though there are these problems to contend with, which means that at times programme planning and communication can be difficult, the leaders involved in other hospital Groups still find it interesting, enjoyable and very rewarding.

If you interested in joining the Southampton team or want more information about the project please do not hesitate to email John Stevens

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

John Stevens

Hampshire Scouting in Hospitals Project Co-ordinator

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