Latest Scouts Updates

This page provides a summary of the latest Scouts NSW updates in relation to COVID-19 and its impact on Scouting activities.

Public health orders can change fast and there will be a delay in updating this information if changes occur outside of normal work hours. If the government announces new requirements over and above Scouting restrictions, it is these government restrictions that will apply. Links to NSW Health ‘What You Can and Can’t Do’ and ‘Case Locations' are provided on the Scouting Guide to COVID-19 Home page here.

Latest Updates

26 November 2020: Beginning 1 December 2020 the maximum number of people able to gather outdoors in public spaces increases from 30 to 50.  Remember, social distancing rules still apply.

2 November 2020: Updates to outdoor and indoor overnight camping from 3 November.

20 October 2020: Announcement regarding increase in maximum number of people able to gather outdoors in public spaces from 20 to 30, beginning 23 October 2020

17 September 2020: Announcement regarding resumption of limited overnight activities from 25 September 2020

31 August 2020: Announcement regarding day activities for Groups and Rover Crews

18 August 2020: Announcement regarding temporary four week cessation of all overnight Scouting camps and activities (indoors and outdoors), beginning 18 August 2020

6 August 2020: Announcement regarding the maximum number of participants

23 July 2020: Guidance provided on the website in relation to Bunnings sausage sizzles

16 July 2020: Guidance provided regarding managing groups in locations with outbreaks of COVID-19.

6 June 2020: Guidance provided for overnight camping

16 June 2020: Updates to the maximum number of participants (indoors and outdoors)

9 June 2020: Addition of COVID-19 posters

28 May 2020: Website updated to include details for return to limited outdoor face-to-face activities from 1 June

27 May 2020: Website updated to include number of people present at gatherings and guidance regarding the use of equipment