England Readiness level: GREEN This means: All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. Group sizes and limitations: All non-residential activities (including young people or Scout Network members): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place. Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance. International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead. For adult only activities please follow the government guidance for social gathering in your jurisdiction. For full details visit scouts.org.uk

Top Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a programme of challenges for young people aged 14-25.

There are three levels (Bronze 14+, Silver 15+ & Gold 16+) and four common sections (Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Expedition) with an additional residential project at Gold Level.

The District has a team of dedicated trainers and assessors to help you with this award:

More information: http://www.hampshirescouting.org.uk/youth-programme/duke-of-edinburgh-award/

Contact: dofe@farehamwestscouts.org.uk

The Queens Scout Award

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members and comprises of a variety of activities to complete.

The Queen’s Scout Award (QSA) is linked closely to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and it is worth working on the two awards together.

For more information contact your Explorer Scout or Network Leader.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls