(all Local Groups closed for face to face meetings)
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 Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.
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.
A message from UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd
I think we all agree that it's in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don't put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.
As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.
Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for GIRLS and BOYS aged 6-25.
Yes that's right Scouting is for Girls and Boys. In fact since 1976 Scouting has girls involved and in 2007 Girls were allowed to join all Scout sections.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
Internationally, there are over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
As you can see by our name, our district covers the town of Ware and the surrounding areas. Click here to see a map of the District.
Scouting in Ware & District is incredibly popular and most Groups have waiting lists for most section.
This means we have young people keen to start their adventure but are having to wait for a space.
The main limitation to removing those waiting lists is a lack of Adult support and help.
Please consider if you are able to offer any help (even if you don’t have a young person waiting to join us) and if you think you can then contact us via our Volunteering Form.