Back to Face to Face Scouting!

Date: 20th Apr 2021 Author: Rick Hooper

With confirmation from both the NYA and Scouts HQ we are ecstatic to announce our Group is able to run face to face Scouting again!

This will still be under specific COVID restrictions, and outdoors until the last touches for the our building’s risk assessment have been put in place.

Each section should be emailing out the revised guidelines for outdoors meetings (contact your section leader if you have questions), based around the following:

  • Consent. We will assume that if a young person is brought to a session, outdoors or indoors, that parents are giving their consent to participation. No additional confirmation will be requested.
  • Shielding. If any young person or a family member is shielding then the family is to determine when the child can return to their section. You will receive invitations via OSM etc but do not be pressurised into attending if you do not feel safe. The decision is yours but do contact the leaders if you need more information.
  • Feeling ill? If a child is feeling ill then please do not bring them to a session. Likewise, if a family member has tested positive or is unwell with Covid-19 symptoms then do not attend scouting sessions.
  • Becoming ill. If a child becomes ill or displays possible symptoms then parents should come and collect that young person if asked to do so.
  • Fallen ill after a session? If your child falls ill with Covid-19 type symptoms within 6 days of a scouting session please tell us so we can warn others to be alert for symptoms.
  • PPE. Children of Scout age (10.5) and all adults must bring a mask to every session. Be Prepared. We will have spares in extremis.
  • Distance. Please keep 2m apart from other families during drop off and collection. Scouts are to maintain a 2m distance wherever possible, as instructed by leaders.
  • Equipment. Bring your own equipment to a session when asked to do so. Do not share personal items.
  • Behaviour. If Scouts do not follow leaders instructions (which will help us all uphold government Covid-19 guidelines) then they may be excluded from that or subsequent sessions. This is to protect adults and young people from potential transmission, infection and illness. Families will be asked to discuss this issue with their child.
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls