NYA COVID Readiness Level - RED


Following the Prime Ministers statement on 31 October 2020 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED on the readiness framework.


From Thursday 5 November, Scouts and all other youth activities will move to Red readiness level. This decision means that there can be NO face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered.


Read the updated guidance HERE.

Scouting at Home - Virtual Programme Ideas
While we’re not meeting face to face, you can still carry on with Scouts! If you have programme ideas for virtual meeting let us know!
Email: comms@hertfordshirescouts.org.uk
Virtual Watopoly
Watford North's Virtual Watopoly. It's a virtual Monopoly run using google maps. This is great for an hour and a half to two hour session with Scouts or Explorers.
EHAAT Challenge Badge
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust have created a challenge badge for young people that can be launched to groups during a Zoom presentation from the EHAAT team.
Lock-Down Scout
Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts have launched a newsletter 'Lock-Down Scout' and have collected together ideas and activities for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to do.
The Great Indoors
At the beginning of lock down the Scouts launched The Great Indoors with over 100 activities for all section that can be done from home.
Support to help you keep Scouting going online
For those of you who’d like a little inspiration to keep Scouts going online, the Scouts have pulled together this list of resources.
Batchworth Sea Scouts - Virtual Escape Room
Take part in a virtual escape room pulled together by Batchworth Sea Scouts, based on an imaginary camp. Use the link to contact Batchworth Sea Scouts to get more info and take part!
Virtual Hike
Using a range of navigation tools take a tour around the sites of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood District. This is a great for an hour and a half to two hour session with Scouts or Explorers.
East of England - Winter Challenges
Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk Scouts have teamed up to provide weekly challenges for all sections.
Winter Camp
Winter Camp may have been and gone but all the activities and programme ideas are still available to all until the end of February!
Quest for the Silver Suitcase
Kent Scouts are raising money for their Antartica project by hosting daily challenges throughout February.
Sustainable Scouting from Home
Scouting Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) activity programme designed for Scouting in lockdown
Sharing is caring...
There are some great facebook pages where Scout members from across the world have been sharing their great Virtual Programme ideas, if you know of any others please let us know.
1st Virtual Scout Group
1st Facebook Scout Group

Hertfordshire Scouts Facebooks:

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