Back together safely

As lockdown measures start to ease Scouting in the UK is working with the National Youth Agency to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like. In England, the readiness level has reduced from red to amber, on a 4 level scale. But this doesn’t mean a return to Scouting for some weeks. It does however signal that Groups can plan to return to some Scouting activities, but need to consider their individual circumstances and develop appropriate plans. At the amber level Scouting must be outdoors, maintain social distancing and will limited to no more than 15 people at any one time including a minimum of 2 adults.

This page will be developed with information for Scout leaders, young people and carers about our plans for returning to Scouting. Like our Great Indoors page, this page will be used to provide further general information and ideas for Scouting for our groups. it will compliment a page within the Leaders area “Getting back together” which will be developed more quickly to provide the tools needed for restarting Scouting activities.

As a start, the Scouts.org website gives ideas for a mixture of both on-line and small group outdoor activities. Click here.

Alternatively, click on the resources links below to find socially distances activities for specific sections:

Beavers       Go to resources

Cubs            Go to resources

Scouts         Go to resources

Explorers    Go to resources

Network     Go to resources

As we are starting this new page, the District website page “Scouting Indoors” will no longer be updated.

If you a looking for information about planning to restart Scouting, click here (in the Leader’s password area).

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls