This weekend around 40 of us were birdwatching in the garden as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. It has not only been a great way to join in with an important national survey, but has also given those that took part a sense of doing something together, especially important at the moment when we cannot see each other in person!
Lockdown three has seen many of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts joining in with online meetings, but we know that, while it’s great to see and talk to people and make new friends at our virtual meetings, it’s not the same as meeting in person. It’s also clear that with children and young people attending school and college online there is a feeling of online overload among many of our members.
With this in mind Dringhouses Scouts are keen to deliver events which everyone can join in with from home if they want to and the birdwatch is the first of them in 2021.
So, how did it go?
Well, we think the birds don’t like the cold and were also staying at home! Many reported seeing very few birds and some say they didn’t see any. Perhaps the birds were being shy?
At the time of posting these were the national results:
We’re really happy to support the RBSP and are glad that so many of our young people took part.
Next up is the Quarantine Quisine Cookbook. Lots of recipes have already been submitted and we’re looking forward to receiving more and publishing the cookbook after half term! If you have any ideas for something you would like to do please let us know in the comments.