Given the Government advice, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities, and events had been suspended from Tuesday 17th March 2020. As we see the easing of these lockdown restrictions, we are now able to begin the process of getting our members back together safely from Friday 21st August.
We should continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. This has always been at the heart of our decision making. For more advice on the steps to take place watch our member briefing here.
You can now begin to start the process of engaging with your young people, parents and Group leadership teams to look at how getting back together safely looks for you and your local Scout Group.
You can find the Scouts Framework and guidance documents here.
For support about developing your risk assessment please watch this short video.
We will keep this page up to date with guidance, support and funding opportunities as we move through the phases in the future.
In the event of a local lockdown, we will communicate this to our Groups affected as quickly as possible and will maintain up to date information on this page.
For the latest advice and guidance on coronavirus please visit the websites listed in our useful links.
The ScoutsCymru HQ team are still here to support you. Our offices are closed and like many charities during this time, 40% of our staff team are currently on furlough. You can still contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org. It might take us a little bit longer to come back to you, so please bear with us.
For full information on the support available from UK HQ please head to their coronavirus page.
UK HQ are also operating with a reduced staff team, but are continuing to offer key services. These include:
We know that many of our Groups are finding themselves in difficult financial situations. To help with this we have created a list of suggested funds along with some top tips to help you apply.
We have also launched the ScoutsCymru resilience fund which aims to support our most vulnerable groups to be in a position to restart face-to-face scouting after the Covid-19 crisis by contributing overhead costs. You can find out more here.View top tips
We are so proud of how creative our volunteers have been when delivering the programme online but completely understand that everyone’s situation is unique.
To support the delivery of the programme at home we are posting activities on our Facebook page three times a week that can be used towards some of our top awards. We have also designed a 10-week activity programme that can be used for our Welsh Sectional Awards.
If you would like a member of Team Cymru to visit your digital session please complete this form.
While we normally love the great outdoors, there are some fantastic indoor activity ideas to keep kids entertained while schools are closed due to coronavirus. These activities will keep your kids learning new skills and having fun all in #TheGreatIndoors. The activities are free and great for all children – not just Scouts! Check out the Great Indoors webpage.The Great Indoors
Whilst Scouting is not meeting face-to-face we will be delivering a series of online training sessions and webinars. These are on a range of topics and you can see all them all on our events page.
For many of our members this is an incredibly difficult and stressful time. It is important that we look after our mental health through staying active, keeping connected and being mindful of all around us.
Our Million Hands Partner, Mind, has some brilliant resources for if you’re finding this time difficult.