Bonaly Scout Centre is now open for day visits on Thursday and Friday evenings and all-day at the weekends until the end of November 2020.  To remain COVID Secure your group will be allocated one of four zones in the main field and will have sole use of toilet facilities for the duration of your visit. All relevant COVID guidance and risk assessments should also be adhered to.

Although we cannot offer any of Bonaly’s self-led activities at this time activities which have been popular include:

  • Fire-lighting with outdoor cooking, roasting marshmallows and sausage sizzles
  • Wide games within the COVID secure zones
  • Shelter building
  • Tracking
  • Mark Campbell’s personal favourite – “Naturel Sculpture” which is inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy

You may also want to review the socially distanced programme ideas put together by our Scouting Support Officer, Mike Treanor or read about the experiences of groups who have already returned to Bonaly .

Our preferred arrival and departure times are:

Evenings 18:00 – 21:00

Weekends 10:00 -15:00

Leaders can arrive 30 minutes in advance and depart 30 minutes later.

If you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Our new email address is  Thanks for your support.  We’re all really looking forward to seeing Scouting and Guiding back at Bonaly.

You should be aware that the Regional Executive Committee have now approved the investment in a new waste water treatment plant which is urgently required.  Our contractors will be on site later this year and as a result we will be closed during December 2020 and January 2021.

John Bruce