Last Reviewed:  10 April 2020

Last Change: 10 April 2020

 Scouting Nationally has suspended face-to-face operation during the COVID-19 issues, so 2nd Worthing will not be operating face-to-face sections or other activities until this is resolved. 

HOWEVER: All sections are running #scoutingat home programs.

See for details of how to use Badges At Home.

As a group, we recognise that the COVID-19 situation has meant that a large change in our YPs life has occurred and want to continue to provide them with the opportunity to have a normal meeting as much as we can.

[16/03/2020] Contents of previous announcement about suspension of face-to-face scouting:

To: All Members in Worthing Scouts

This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a public statement on the coronavirus outbreak.

You can read his full statement here:…/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2…

He stated: “now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel”.

Given this advice, as of 19:00, this evening (Monday 16th March) all face-to-face Scouting activities across West Sussex have been suspended until at least 19 April (the end of the school Easter break). This includes all weekly meetings and all other Scouting events in all Sections of all Groups and Districts, not just Worthing.

I know this will be disappointing news and the decision hasn’t been taken lightly. This is a precautionary measure not just to protect our young people and leaders but also the more vulnerable members of our society (people over 70, pregnant women and those with some health conditions). Thinking about others is a key principle in Scouting.

Your local Group and Section leaders may be in touch with you with ways you can use technology to continue to enjoy Scouting and help others while learning Skills For Life during this period.

If you have any comments or concerns please contact your local leaders in the first instance.

We will continue to keep in touch with you and follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully.


Al Chartres
District Commissioner
Worthing Scouts