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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Care for care homes

Over the next few weeks we’re asking our young people to collectively carry out 10,000 acts of kindness to help residents in their local care home, become kindness champions and show that they ‘care for care homes’.

From crafts to letters, videos to swapping skills, our young people will help care home residents to feel less lonely and more connected during the current health crisis.

Join in and carry out your act of kindness >

How are you doing Scouts from home?

We know that lots of volunteers are continuing to deliver Scouts virtually, however some members aren’t sure where to start. We’d love to hear about what you’re doing so that we can develop a bank of tried and tested ideas to inspire other volunteers.

Tell us what works

Insurance at home

Stay in the know about the insurance implications of Scouting at home, by reading our guidance.
Read our guidance here