1st Downton Scouts

Scouting is re-starting.  The leadership teams have adapted the programme on offer to embrace technology and introduce new ways of Scouting: they've been on Zoom, on Camp in the garden, honing cooking skills and learning to tie knots by watching videos on YouTube.

As some of the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be relaxed, the team are now starting to plan how they’ll be able to return to face-to-face Scout activities at 1st Downton in the future.  The priority, as always, is to keep young people and adults safe.  The plans will follow all government rules and guidance from Scouts’ UKHQ, including:

  • New control measures in place for all activities

  • Additional hygiene measures

  • Social distancing

  • Group sizes limited

  • Adjustments made for young people who may be vulnerable or affected by COVID.


Returning to Scouts will happen in phases, the first of which will be to resume outdoor activities in small groups. Each of the sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, will handle resuming face-to-face outdoor activities differently.  More information from Ian Porter, Interim Group Scout Leader, 1st Downton Scout Group

Mob:  07585 180849   

Email:    gsl@downtonscouts.org.uk