Readiness level changes to Red

No face-to-face Scouts activities may take place until further notice

A message from the County Commissioner, to all Norfolk Scout volunteers.

No doubt yesterday (23 December) you will have heard the Secretary of State for Health announce that Norfolk and Suffolk will be placed into Tier 4 Coronavirus restrictions from Boxing Day (26 December).

Following the Scouts’ Back Together Safely guidelines this means that the Readiness level for the entire Scout County of Norfolk will return to Red at the same time.

A reminder:

This means: No face-to-face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

At this time, it is unclear how long the restrictions will be in place, the government reviews all tiers at least every 14 days.

For the latest information about our readiness and return to face-to-face scouting please see

I know that this news will be disappointing, particularly those who had planned to restart face-to-face programmes straight after the Christmas break.

I also appreciate that delivering online and remote programmes can be hard work, and we’re all suffering Zoom-fatigue. Here are a few links that may help you with the balance:


*both these activities lead to a badge funded by the County.

If you’re needing something to look forward to, don’t forget details of the Big Weekend 2 at the end of February are now available. Why not see what you fancy and book your place?

A very different Christmas break to normal, but I hope that you get some time at some point to spend a little time being able to reflect and recharge.

Thank you for everything you do for Scouting, your community and supporting the talent of the future.

Best wishes, stay safe