These pages were updated on: 09 April 2021.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scouting will return to face-to-face activities, and in a staged manner, based on recommendations from The Scout Association and National Youth Association.
You can find out the status of individual groups on our group readiness page.
As lockdown measures start to ease, UK Scouts are working with youth sector partners and the National Youth Agency government body to determine what a safe return to face to face Scouts looks like when the readiness level reduces from red. There is no rush – please work through this in a timeframe that works for you.
Our framework defines our readiness levels as:
Red: Rate of infection is remaining consistent or growing.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, no face-to-face activities or meetings, no residential experiences
Amber: Rate of infection is reducing consistently in all parts of the country.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, small group sessions can take place, no residential activities
Yellow: Number of cases low and decreasing, full Track and Trace system in place.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, small group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors, no residential activities
Green: No new cases or a vaccine is readily available.
Impact on Scouts: All activities can resume in line with Government guidance.
Information for Parents
Guidance for parents about how your local Group may be approaching their Scouts activities
Quick Guide to
Returning to Face-to-Face Scouting
A simple guide to returning to face-to-face Scouting, giving you an overview of the process, along with links to further details.
The Scouts HQ: Information Hub
The Scouts have collated national resources and guidance in one place for returning to Scouting safely in line with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a good place to start when planning yur return to Scouting. Our Eden specific guidance can be found above.
At Amber Level:
Face-to-face meetings of young people and leaders/adults are permitted, but within strict parameters, and only once authorised by Eden District Scouts.
From the 12th April the key changes from our current Amber status will be:
- Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be able to meet indoors, with no legal limit on youth numbers, however you should keep it as one section meeting at a time with flexibility for smaller sections to join together if required. We recommend most sections to continue meeting outdoors if they can.
- Scout Network may also meet indoors but will be limited to maximum group sizes of 15. We continue to encourage outdoor meetings where you can.
- Adult activities can only take place outdoors and should follow the current Government guidance.
- Trips and visits are now accepted, however these should only be done where you cannot stay local to achieve the outcomes and each must be completed within a day as residential activities remain prohibited.
Templates, Guidelines & Resources
Templates and resources to help you with risk assessments, action plans and activity planning. Remember there are also the Scouting At Home resources to help you with programme planning.
Leaders Virtual Scouting Resources
Templates and resources to help you with Virtual Scouting
Current UK Advice
Please use the buttons below to navigate to all the relevant advice and information regarding COVID19/Coronavirus.