Scottish Government Updated Guidance

Following the announcement from the First Minister, restrictions will change on Monday 17 May 2021 for all Scout meetings and activities that take place in Level 1 & 2 Local Authorities.

The changes include:                            

Scottish Government Level 1 and 2

Scout Readiness level: YELLOW                            

What this means in the Scouts:                

Limited group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors.                            

Maximum group sizes:

Activities involving young people aged 6-18: 30 people maximum (indoors and outdoors).

Scout Network programmed activities (non-social): 15 people maximum (indoors and outdoors).

Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: adults may meet in small groups for the purposes of providing the charity’s purpose and in line with current household restrictions which currently state 6 people from up to 3 households indoors and 8 people from up to 8 households outdoors. Full details in getting adults involved again can be found here

Further information on what this means in the Scouts can be found here

Yellow risk assessments should be reviewed if approved previously, but do not require to be resubmitted unless for different venues/activities.                            

Note: Physical outdoor activities are permitted but should be planned to minimise risk, by limiting travel at all times. Trips should only take place where the outcomes cannot be achieved locally and must be in a COVID safe manner, with appropriate risk assessments approved. Groups in level 1 & 2 should not travel into level three areas.          

We expect that limited camping and residential activities will be permitted but only after guidance is confirmed by the Scottish Government and advised by Scouts Scotland. We expect this to be available shortly, and will share with Regions and Districts, as well as on our website and social media as soon as we have more information.