Face-to-face Scouting is returning!


Based on the guidance from the National Youth Agency, The Scout Association have announced that from 29th March 2021, face-to-face Scouting will be making a steady return.


From 29th March - AMBER LEVEL BEGINS

This will see groups being allowed to meet outdoors only in groups of up to 15, plus leaders (5 maximum).


From 12th April

Both outdoors and indoor meetings will be allowed in groups of up to 15 plus leaders (5 maximum). Non-residential day trips and visits will also be permitted from this date.


Updates on residentials in the UK and larger groups sizes are expected to be announced in the coming months. These dates follow the government's roadmap - and are subject to the vaccination programme continuing at the same rate and the rate of infections reducing across the country.


RISK ASSESSMENTS

It is important that we continue to follow all COVID-19 restrictions while meeting with your groups. If you have had an Amber risk assessment approved by your District, this will still be valid - however we encourage all leaders to review their risk assessments before meeting again.


If your Amber risk assessment hasn't been approved yet, we'd recommend completing one this month, detailing risks for both indoor and outdoor activities. All adults need to have their mandatory safety and safeguarding up to date.