Back into Lockdown and Virtual Scouting

Following the announcement of a four-week lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November, official guidance from National Youth Agency and The Scouts means we’ve had to pause face-to-face Scouting activities for the time being, in line with Government legislation.

Fear not, it will hopefully only be for a few weeks, and we’ve done it before now. In the meantime the leader teams are planning a variety of virtual activities for you all – watch this space and we’ll be back before you know it.

This decision by the Government means that there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered until further notice. The Scouts expect these restrictions to last until 2 December, when the lockdown is currently scheduled to end in England.

This advice which has been received at very short notice is disappointing for everyone at 3rd Chalkwell Bay and beyond but necessary. Section Leaders will be in touch very shortly if not already to advise in what capacity their teams will be able deliver Scouting online over the forthcoming weeks. Please bear with them whilst they change their plans to adjust to this change in the given circumstances.

I am sure you will join us in thanking the continued efforts of the all the adults and Young Leaders in the Group who continue to operate and deliver Scouting under difficult circumstances.