Return to Face to Face Scouting

Date: 8th Sep 2020 Author: Robert

A new framework and set of guidance on how elements of face to face Scouts can take place and the safety measures we would need to take into account have been released.

The Scouts Framework is aligned with Government-approved guidance for the Youth Sector developed by the National Youth Agency. This framework will apply in every nation within UK Scouting and walks through:

  • the permissions process for restarting any face to face activity
  • the key considerations to be ready to restart face-to-face activities and how these will be phased
  • Legal and liability conditions
  • Key control measures for everyone to follow

Full details can be found here, including what state we are in e.g. Red, Amber, Yellow or Green:

Leaders to submit your risk assessment go here:



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