Scouting and COVID

Background


COVID has understandably significantly altered the way Scouting takes place which has largely limited us to virtual or isolated activities.  A new Scouting Framework has been devised by the Scout Association which gives us a pathway to a return to Face to Face Scouting. Full details of this Framework can be found HERE.

The Traffic Light System


  • Red - no face to face activities
  • Amber - limited outdoor activities and limited indoor
  • Yellow - limited outdoor and indoor activities.  Camping allowed
  • Green - back to pre-COVID 'normal'

Current Traffic Light Status



Risk Assessments - General Principles


  • Risk Assessments are mandatory for Scouting to continue Face to Face.  They must be approved by 1st Benson Executive Committee then by Thames Chiltern District BEFORE any Face to Face activities can take place.

The Next Steps


  • As soon as section Risk Assessments and Activity Forms are approved, leaders will communicate programmes to parents.
  • Communication will include specific limitations of activities (max group size is currently 15 for any activity, this does not include adults).
  • Participation in any activity is entirely at the discretion of parents.
  • All instructions regarding pick-up, drop-off and social distancing measures will be communicated and must be adhered to so we comply with the Risk Assessments

Scouting and the Impact of COVID

Scouts


The Scouts Risk Assessments can be found HERE for activities on Bertie West Field and HERE for Kayaking.  We aim to try and expand the RA for a wider programme in due course.

Cubs


The Cubs Risk Assessment is under development

Beavers


The Beavers Risk Assessment is under development

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