Scouting in Wales is operating under the YELLOW readiness level. This allows face-to-face Scouting to take place both indoors and outdoors.

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 find the Scouts Framework and guidance documents here.

We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions in Wales here

For support about developing your risk assessment please watch this short video.

In the event of changes to the readiness level, 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.

What support is available during the crisis?

ScoutsCymru HQ support

The ScoutsCymru HQ team are still here to support you and answer any questions you may have. Our offices are closed but all our staff have now returned from furlough. You can contact the team on admin@scoutscymru.org.uk.

For full information on the support available from UK HQ please head to their coronavirus page.

Scouts UK Support

UK HQ are also operating with a reduced staff team, but are continuing to offer key services. These include:

  • Scout information Centre
  • Scout Stores
  • Safeguarding
Funding Support

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.

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Staying safe online

Even though we’re not meeting face-to-face, it’s important that we make sure we all continue to follow the Code of Behaviour set out in the Yellow Card when connecting with young people online. For more advice on staying safe online visit the Taking Scouts Online webpage.

Scouting at home

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.

The Great Indoors

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
Training

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.

Support for you

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.