Getting everyone back together safely

Our groups have already returned to face to face scouting. Young people have been loving the opportunities to take part in activities, see other members of their groups and have fun. 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: All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. 

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • • All non-residential activities (including young people, Scout Network and adult only groups): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place. Face coverings are required indoors (unless exempt) for those aged 11+.
  • • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away in 2021 guidance
  • • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.