In response to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. The following details how 5th Camberwell Scout Group is adapting to these circumstances. 

Suspension of Face-To-Face Activities

All face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events have been suspended. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice. As a result, until further notice all meetings and events of the 5th Camberwell Scout Group are suspended. This will also apply to all District, County and National events.
We will continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Government Advice

The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at

Events and Activities

Some of our members are planning to be involved in activities and events run at the national, county or district level. Organisers will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations or changes.

European Jamboree

If your child is involved in the European Jamboree 2020 in Poland, the organisers have shared this update and continue to add to their frequently asked questions on the changing situation here. If applicable, please continue to monitor these updates.

Keeping You Updated

The Government have now committed to daily briefings. The Scout Association have created a webpage: which will be updated. We will also send updates over email to our regular members.

Doing Our Bit

It’s in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. The Scout Association are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don’t put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.

Scouting at Home

We are looking at ways in which we can continue Scouting virtually or remotely. The Scout Association are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will update you on this in the coming weeks.