Coronavirus Outbreak Update: All Scouting Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

Dear Parents

We have just received the following announcement from Tim Kidd, the UK Chief Commissioner of Scouting regarding the coronavirus outbreak:

Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner:

“Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Suspension of face-to-face activities

Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

We must 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.”

In light of this announcement our Spring Camp at Milton Bryan this weekend is cancelled, and all Scout meetings and activities at 1st Linslade are suspended until further notice. 

We apologise for the disappointment to the children (my leadership team are gutted!), but we have to follow instructions by The Scout Association.


Andy Skinner

Group Scout Leader

1st Linslade Scout Group