Keeping in touch.
Many sections/groups have been engaging other adult volunteers and young people using various platforms and we are keen that this continues. However, its important that we do this in a safe and secure way.
The Scout Association have provided the following helpful information and guidance about various platforms to facilitate virtual meetings with adult volunteers and young people.
Please ensure you read these guides prior to setting up virtual meetings.
Guidelines – Online Meetings – use of messaging/chat/conferencing and Safeguarding considerations
https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/scouts-at-home/staying-safe-online/ – Taking Scouts Online. Keep young people safe even when they’re at home
https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/scouts-at-home/digital-platforms-for-scouts/ – review of pros/cons of various systems
https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/4109 – guidelines on using Social Networking sites
In addition, John Berry, District Scouts Network Commissioner for Borders has put together some helpful tips on holding online meetings at