Getting everyone back together safely

As lockdown measures start to ease we are working with The Scout Association and the National Youth Agency government body to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like. Please continue to follow Government guidance by visiting

This page supports leaders through the process of returning to face-to-face Scouts activities and moving between levels as the situation changes.

November 4th 2020

Following the announcement of a four-week lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November, the National Youth Agency (NYA) has now issued guidance about what this means for all youth sector activity. From tomorrow, Scouts and all other youth activities will move to Red readiness level.

This decision by the Government means that there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered until further notice.

We appreciate this is very short notice and is disappointing for many who have worked so hard to get their sections back together, and had fantastic plans for their young people over the coming weeks. We also understand and sympathise with those who now have the difficult task of cancelling meetings. We can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing. Please be assured we would’ve liked to have given you as much notice as possible but this is the earliest opportunity. The NYA website will be updated to reflect this change at 4pm today.

Read more updates from The Scout Association here.

We know that many of you are keen to get to back to face-to-face Scout meetings and activities. However, we can only do that when it’s safe to do so – for both young people and volunteers. Remember it’s not a race, we’ll get back together when we are ready.

Leaders are required to follow this five step process, where you’ll be guided through all of the information you need to know to get your section back together safely. Find out more here.

We’re working on a way for you to upload your tried and tested COVID safe activities and programmes. If you have any ideas please email

Safe Programme Activities

Below are activities and games you can do online, socially distanced outdoors and indoors shared by our amazing leaders and volunteers in the District. If you’ve got some to share, please email them to

Our readiness level is Red

Socially distanced Scout activities

Some ideas to get you started (if you feel ready). Choose from a mix of digital and socially distanced ideas for meetings, activities, and adventures.