In order to restart any form of face to face scouting, every group has had to submit a Risk Assessment in line with the current Scouting Readiness Levels set by The Scout Association, which in turn takes advice from the National Youth Agency. This must be approved by the Group Exec Committee and the District Commissioner.

The 12th Chichester Scout Group have made adjustments to the Scout HQ and have had their Risk Assessment approved for both Indoors and Outdoors meetings, although the preferred is for sections to meet Outdoors:

If you have any questions regarding the Risk Assessment or in general on returning to face to face scouting, please contact Tony Tunnell at

This is the current Scouting Readiness Level available on the Scout Website.

Readiness level: AMBER

This Means: Section meetings can take place outdoors only. No residential activities.

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others.
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others.
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance

Relevant Government Guidance: National Youth Agency

Note: The number of adults present should be limited to those who are required to be present to support the activity. It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance. 

Note: Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times. Check the guidance on planning activities in terrain zero.

Note: In line with the government moving to Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April 2021) we are anticipating a move to AMBER indoors at this point. This allows for meetings indoor, outdoors and day trips and visits (overnight and residential experiences will remain prohibited in Amber) within amber. It is expected that maximum group sizes will be in place for indoor activities, this will be confirmed the week before the move to allow indoor activities.