Coronavirus update 16 March

To parents and leaders of 21st:

Further to my earlier email, it has been taken out of our hands (which makes things a whole lot easier for me!). The UK Chief Commissioner for Scouts has just issued the following statement:

“Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Suspension of face-to-face activities
Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. 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.”

It continues about other things, but that is the essence. Therefore I’m afraid that there will be no more section meetings for the foreseeable future. There are lots of badges that can be done at home, so if schools do have to close that may be something that can occupy them, helping to keep you sane.

Again, I’ll keep people informed when I hear more.


Many thanks,

Cam Beale

Assistant Group Scout Leader