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Scouts at home

While we’re not meeting face to face, you can still carry on with Scouts

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) causes schools to close and many people to isolate, these are challenging times for everyone. But it’s been heart-warming to see Scouts across the UK responding in such positive ways. The prospect of keeping up with connecting, learning and helping, feels like a way to maintain a sense of community and lightness during this time.

Please keep up that Scouts’ spirit. We’ll be sharing more details on how to keep Scouts going at home, so we can bring young people together virtually and still help out in our communities.

COVID-19 safe programme ideas

Some ideas to get you started (if you feel ready). Choose from a mix of digital and socially distanced ideas for meetings, activities, and adventures.

Discover the activities

Press-play-and-go

Delivering the programme over Zoom can be hard work, so we’ve put together videos to help.

See the videos >

Keep learning

There are lots of activities that young people can do at home by themselves or with other family members. Scouts can still work towards badges and award too.

Find out more >

Stay connected

You can still stay connected with your groups online. Keeping everyone safe is the number one concern for all of us at the Scouts, so make yourself familiar with our safety online guidelines.

Discover the platforms you can use >

Help others

It’s been heart-warming to see so many of you responding to this crisis in such positive ways. We’re going to be asking young people to decide on an action Scouts across the country can take together as a movement.

Discover how you can help others >
Wellbeing Champions

Whether you’re 6 or 106, join us and become a Wellbeing Champion. Are you ready to tear down the taboo around mental health and help boost people’s wellbeing?

Become a Wellbeing Champion >
Support for Scouts at home

Check out the recordings of our virtual programme support webinars. 

Access the webinars >

Insurance at home

Stay in the know about what Scouting at home means for your insurance by reading our guidance.
Read our guidance on insurance