St Georges Day #ScoutsClapForCarers

Date: 22nd Apr 2020 Author: East Somerset

Our nation is currently experiencing challenges we have never faced before. Regardless of who we are, we are all doing our bit – for lots of us that means staying at home and staying safe. For key workers and carers, ‘doing their bit’ means continuing to work – often in difficult or risky circumstances. Our carers include NHS workers, the emergency services, our postal workers, shop workers and delivery drivers, our cleaners, vets, farmers and our teachers. Every key worker doing their best and knitting the fabric of our communities together.

A brilliant Somerset Cub Leader, from Street, came up with a wonderful idea for Somerset Scouts to get involved with recognising key workers, alongside the nation, on our patron saint’s day – this coming Thursday.

This scheme has now been adopted by many other groups, districts and counties, so we will be joined by fellow Scouts, from around the UK, on St. George’s Day (23rd April) at 8pm to cheer and applaud all keyworkers. Wear your uniform with pride and show everyone how it is truly #OurHonourToClap

Our County Commissioner also invites you to pause afterwards, on your doorstep, and join her in renewing our Scout promise.

Do send us the photos and videos of your applause to or via the Somerset Scouts Facebook page so that we can share your moments with others. #ScoutsClapForOurCarers

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls