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.

Risk Assessment Help

Please, if you/your Sections need assistance, guidance or clarity with the completion of risk assessments/previously completed risk assessments for outdoor activities, contact Steve:

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 YELLOW

This means: Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. Limited small group residential activities may take place.

Maximum group size:

  • • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others. Indoor activities will be limited by the size of the location given social distancing remains.
  • • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): 30 people maximum.
  • • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: Adults may meet in small groups for the purposes of providing the charity’s purpose. Full details in getting adults involved again guidance.
  • • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place with a maximum of 30 young people plus volunteers (adults and young leaders) and carers, limited to a maximum of 6 people per sleeping space (tent or room) and groups of 6 maximum for groups of over 18s. COVID measures such as social distancing and good hygiene remain in place (even overnight), groups must remain independent of others and lateral flow testing must take place immediately prior to departure and every 48-72hrs throughout the trip and on return for those age 12 and over.

Note: Where small sections may struggle to be viable to operate independently they may join with another section at this time.

Note: The number of adults present should be limited to those who are required to be present to support the activity. It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance. 

Note: Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times. Check the guidance on planning activities in terrain zero. Trips should only take place where the outcomes can not be achieved locally and must be in a COVID safe manner.