Coronavirus support

As the legal restrictions have been removed, we are working with UK headquarters, youth sector partners and governing bodies to continue offering Covid-19 safety guidance.

From Tuesday 19 April changes have been made to the youth work guidance. Read our update.

Read our COVID-19 Framework for the delivery of Scouting for guidance in all levels.

Make sure you've read all of the details about getting back together safely and protecting ourselves and others.

We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

We will keep this page up to date with guidance, support and funding opportunities for Groups, Districts and Regions in Scotland.

I can't say enough how proud I am of all our members. As we recover from the pandemic, I know that Scouts will be vital to rebuilding our society, bringing together communities, and supporting young people from all backgrounds to connect and develop skills that will help them to succeed.

Andrew Sharkey, Chief Commissioner of Scotland

Support for Scouting

Programme support

We know that groups might still be running a hybrid programme.  Whether you're Scouting online or meeting face-to-face inside or outside, there's still plenty that you can do.  Check out the COVID-19 safe programme ideas for how to make sure the activities you're doing are safe, and have a look at the Activities database for stacks of customisable ideas. You can take a look at our video for how to use the Activities database if you're not sure how it works.

Staying safe online

Although we can currently meet face-to-face once we have our risk assessments approved, many of us will still be meeting online for all or part of our programme. It’s important that we make sure we all continue to follow the Code of Behaviour set out in the Yellow Card when connecting with young people online.

For more advice on staying safe online visit the Taking Scouts Online webpage

Funding support

We know that some groups will still be facing financial uncertainty. We have created a page with potential funding for Scouting in Scotland. We’ll keep this up to date with any relevant funding that we find, so keep checking back if you’re looking for funding opportunities.

Scouting at home

It won’t surprise you to hear that as soon as it was announced that face-to-face Scouting had to be suspended, members across the country sprang into action to figure out how Scouting could continue online from the safety of our homes.

We completely understand that not everyone can continue to Scout during this difficult time, but for those who can check out our Scouting from home page and Scouts UK Scouts from home page for loads of ideas and advice.


Training is essential for being an adult Leader, and it is so important that we make sure our training is up to date to make sure that we provide the best possible experiences for our young people.

We have created a page on our website with everything you need to catch up with training. It’s all easy to complete online from home. 

Check out our ScoutIn page and Validation Guides with ideas for validating training while we're restricted to online meetings.


Support for you

For many of us this is an incredibly difficult and worrying time. It’s important that we look after our mental and physical health and stay safe. Staying connected through Scouts at home is a great way to do this. Our members have told us that carrying on Scouting has given them focus, purpose, and a much needed distraction.

There is also lots of other support out there for those who need it. We’ve pulled together some links that we think will be helpful for both adults and young people who may be looking for more information, struggling or facing difficult situations.