Great INdoorsWe know that the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families across the UK. Scouts have always been active members of our communities and we know that now is no different. Thank you for the incredible hard work that so many of you are already putting in to support your young people and their families.

As experts in developing skills and bringing new experiences to young people, we know you’ll agree that it’s only right for us to step up and do what we can to support young people and their families across the UK.

So, with that in mind, we’d like to introduce The Great Indoors. We’ve pulled together over 100 existing activities from our programme planner that are perfect for parents and carers to do with their children if they’re stuck at home over the next few weeks.

Over the next few days, we’ll be making as much noise as we can in the press and on social media in order to support as many parents and carers as possible. If you’re able to share our posts on Facebook or Twitter, we’d really appreciate it.

On top of this, a team of staff and volunteers is working hard to identify the best ways for Scouts to continue over the next few months – and we’d love your help. Please fill in this form with your ideas about what we could be doing to help young people and their families to take part in Scouts and to take further action in our communities.

Finally, I’d like to thank you all again. It’s in challenging times like these that we show our true colours, and our values matter most. I know that you’ll continue to rise to the challenge and we’ll continue to support you in doing so

Tim Kidd
UK Chief Commissioner