Coronavirus Portal

COVID-19 and Scouting in Suffolk

Suffolk Scouts have set up an action team to manage the risk regarding the COVID-19 virus, and to communicate advice and information to districts and groups in the county.

We are guided by headquarters and by Government guidelines, please see the external links for thier latest advice.

Updates from Suffolk Scouts will appear below, please use the blue menu above to see all avalible resources.

In this your second newsletter from your County Team, we have quite a lot of information to share with you this week. This is a challenging and difficult time for all of us, so we thank you for your ongoing support of Scouting in Suffolk.

Please remember that the key communications over the coming months will be the weekly email newsletter and our new website portal for all related Coronavirus Activities . Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated from time to time but are not our official source of news. All content we post will be based on UK Government and The Scout Association guidelines.

Scouting at Home

Suffolk Scouts is proud to announce our own programme ideas to help you manage remote scouting. Details can be found on the Suffolk Scouts website under the Coronavirus tab or by clicking here. 

There are many ideas for  Scouting at Home on Facebook, you might like to investigate some of these. Many groups and sections have set up their own Facebook groups as a tool for continuing Scouting activities. Do remember to ensure any Facebook groups are closed groups, and continue to consider the principles of Safeguarding. You can find general guidelines for using social media here .

If you subscribe as a group to Online Scout Manager, the OSM team have put together a range of ideas to continue Scouting.

Do also remember that ā€œThe Great IN-doorsā€ programme is available from The Scout Association and can be found here.

The short video below gives a very straightforward explanation of what this is all about.. and whilst it is simple, it carries a very clear message for everyone to understand things better.

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We are living in very uncertain times.  Iā€™m mindful that many of you will have been impacted by Covid-19 directly or indirectly and I wish you and your families well over the coming months. I hope that as Scouters we can help each other out. I intend to provide a Newsletter each week regarding Scouting In Suffolk. This will be sent to every adult member, so please check that your e-mail address is correct in Compass if you did not receive this email directly. 

The key communications over the coming months will be the weekly email newsletter and our new website portal https://www.suffolkscouts.org.uk/coronavirus. Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated from time to time but are not our official source of news. All content we post will be based on UK Government and The Scout Association guidelines.