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Remberance Day 2022

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St Albans District Scouts attended the rembrance day parade, our group was represented from squirels up to exploeres, leaders, and parent helpers.

Its important for our young people to understand the sacrifices others have made for our freedom. And do understand that a united community made up all faiths and cultures need to stand side by side at times of need.

Over 70 million people died in both world war 1 and 2 and the fallen were made up of solders from all faiths.

lestweforget🌹

Whats different…

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As a predominately Muslim scout group were often asked whats different about your sessions/meeting.

We do scouting, in all the traditional sense but we add little elements that our leaders and young people relate to. While we still have a traditional opening ceremony for all sections, the grand howl, patrol ceremony we always start with a big Bismillah and sura fateha for all sections from squirels to explorer’s.

We also try and bring in an Islamic perspective on the life skills we teach based on the Spiritual Development Guides produced by the Muslim Scout Fellowship.

We also provide a provision for prayers if they fall during our sessions and activites off and on site including camp.

To find out more, recive our newsletter, become a volunteer leader or to sign up your child please head over to the contact.

St Albans Community Muslim Volunteers

Where’s the Chairman…

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So we all know the game Wheres Wally… here is the Ansar Version of the game can you find our chairman in the picture.

Muslim Scouts in St ALbans Hemel and Hatfeild

Helping during

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We are so proud of all the young people in our group and we have seen a lot great community iniatives taking part across the city.

A big well done goes out to Safa Kareem (Scout Section) and Sara Kareem (Cub Section) who at the begining of the pandemic reacted and responsed to the lack of PPE for our health service. PPE is short of Personal Protective Community.

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Suspension of sessions

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Asalaamu alaikum,

As we keep abreast of the various developments concerning the Corona virus, our Leaders and Executive Committee  have taken a group decision to postpone all Scouting sessions effective immediately. This includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sessions. We will be constantly monitoring the situation nationally, regionally and locally. We have informed the District Commissioner and the St Albans District Scouts of our decision. 

Based on official Government guidelines, as of 16 March 2020, there has been no decision as yet to shut schools etc in Hertfordshire. However, we are aware that many of our children reside with, or have regular contact with elderly relatives who are most vulnerable which is a key factor in our decision. In addition, the nature of our activities means we cannot guarantee ‘social distancing’ (we are dealing with children after all…!) To err on the side of caution, and in the interest of our members’ well-being, we have taken a decision to postpone sessions until further notice.

The Section Leaders and their teams will be working on remote session plans to ensure that the children can still benefit from the planned sessions remotely and these will probably be in the way of some activities that they can do at home quite easily. We will forward these in the next couple of days. 

We have two camps scheduled for later this term – the Cub camp and scout camp – we are liaising with both the district and the camp facilities as to the feasibility of these going ahead. We will keep everyone informed of the decisions as we are made aware of them. 

We pray Allah SWT keeps you all & your families safe during this testing time. Ameen