Getting everyone back together safely

Date: 26th Jun 2020 Author: County Office

As lockdown measures start to ease we are working with youth sector partners and the National Youth Agency government body to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like when the readiness level reduces from red.

Follow this link to Scout Association’s framework and set of guidance on how elements of face to face Scouts could take place and the safety measures we would need to take into account. You can review this guidance now and start to make local plans for how you would implement some face to face activities once the readiness level in the nation was reduced.

You can find out more by: Joining a webinar on Thursday 2 July to be walked through the proposals and answer any questions. Register for the webinar.

Please remember, face to face Scouts is still suspended as the National Youth Agency readiness level is still red – but this is guidance to help you prepare for a time where restrictions may ease enough to allow it.

Residential activities that involve multiple households and international trips are only permitted at the green readiness level. These will not take place until at least three months from the publishing of this guidance (25 September 2020). This will be reviewed in September 2020 to give those planning trips as much certainty as possible.

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