The District Team are posting resources on this page about how to continue Scouting at home (and earning those badges) during the Coronavirus lockdown for parents and guardians to share with your Beaver, Cub or Scout.  As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, we want to do what we can to help promote #TheGreatIndoors.

UK Scout resources

For a starter there are resources available on the UK Scout website about #TheGreatIndoors, click here and for other indoor activities click here

Section workbooks

And here are badge workbooks to download and earn some badges at home:





On-line Scout Manager (OSM)

Groups that use OSM can use the “badges at home” feature – parents should ask your Group Scout Leader for more details. You need to be able to log in to OSM via the link here

Hold an on-line meeting!

North Richmond Scout Group held their first online Beaver Scout meeting and will be doing on-line meetings for Cubs and Scouts! They have posted some images of their meeting on their website: http://www.northrichmondscouts.org.uk/

We hope other groups are inspired to follow suit.

STOP PRESS: There are training sessions planned to be given by North Richmond leaders this Thursday 2nd and Thursday 9th April 7-8:30pm. See the leaders training pages for more details.

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) – 3rd to 5th April.

Today, young people in many countries are facing challenges in their local communities because of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Schools have closed and Scouting activities have been put on hold.

This special edition of JOTI is a safe space, connecting Scouts like you, from around the world at a time when many of us are at home, unable to attend school or Scouting activities.

You can sign up for different activities throughout the weekend of 3rd April — from e-learning courses on health, well-being and online safety to learning about different cultures. You can play games and lead fun activities as well as doing what you can to support those in need. Let’s have each other’s back, support our friends, and make this world a little brighter.

Our special JOTI on 3-5 April, will allow you to connect with others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships from the comfort of our homes during this challenging time, when we need each other the most.

For more details click here

Learn a new skill?

How about learning some Makaton? Makaton isn’t a replacement for sign language for the deaf, but is used to support speech and the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression. You can find a heap of free resources at the following address: https://www.makaton.org/shop/shopping/browseStore/Free-resources

Have a pony visit your street #tinyponyatyourwindow

If you and your neighbours want to break up the day, then arrange for a visit by a pony to your street. Park Lane Stables in Teddington is closed to riders and visitors. Most of their horses and ponies have been moved to fields in Oxshott or Claygate. Some horses and ponies have conditions which mean that they have to be kept in the stables. But they still need exercise! To enquire about a visit to your street e-mail parklanestables@gmail.com

The best of the rest…..

We’ll look for great Scouting resources available on-line for #TheGreatIndoors and post links to them here.

  • Here is the Taskmaster challenge, suitable for Explorers – good luck! : https://youtu.be/_DQ32Vahb1E
  • Try the Cre8tivity 8 Week Challenge on the MerseysideScouts website – for Beavers/Cubs and Scouts/Explorers. Click here and scroll down
  • Try the additional resources on the 1st Facebook Scout Group page – go to the Facebook page here and find the menu to the top left of the page and click on files
  • NEW The Jack Petchey Foundation which supports Scouting with award schemes for Scouts and Leaders has launched resources on their website during the Covid-19 lockdown with the emphasis on the themes of Motivate, Active and Connected. Click here for more details.
NEW Ideas for Leaders

For Leaders who want to organise Scouting activities at home, here 33 suggestions which have been circulated by County. Pick an idea, develop it and contact your colony, pack or troop to put it into action! Click here: Programme Ideas Whilst At Home (word document format).

Coming soon….for adults in Scouting

The District training team are looking at  keeping adults in Scouting busy, with new on-line training resources – come back to this page soon!

Got some ideas to add?

E-mail the District Digital Team at: digital@richmondscouts.org.uk


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