Risk Assessments

Here you can find how we plan to keep everyone safe as we return to face to face scouting activities.

Risk Assessments

As lockdown measures ease and we start to return to face to face scouting, we are working with the national Scout Association and with Esher District Scouts to make sure we get everyone back together safely.  To do this, we need written risk assessments for every section and for every activity which carries its own risks.  Section leaders write the assessments and our Executive Committee reviews and approves them.  The most important risk assessments require approval at District level before the activities can begin.

We are currently operating at Amber readiness level as defined by the Scout Association.  This allows some indoor activities with small groups, but outdoor activities are preferred and encouraged.

1st Weston Green Scout Group Risk Assessments

Here you can find risk assessments that relate to the activities of the scout group as a whole.  These provide a basis for the assessment of risks specific to each section and activity.

1st Weston Green COVID-19 RA – This document assesses the risks involved for the group as a whole in returning to face to face scouting activities following the transition from Red to Amber readiness level.  This RA was approved at District level in July 2020.

Section Risk Assessments

Here you can find risk assessments that have been prepared for each section.

1st Weston Green Beavers RA-09092020 – This document assesses the risks involved for our Beavers colony in conducting outdoor meetings and indoor meetings with limited group size under Amber readiness level.  This RA was approved at District level in September 2020.

1st Weston Green Cubs RA-03092020 – This document assesses the risks involved for our Cubs pack in conducting outdoor meetings and indoor meetings with limited group size under Amber readiness level.  This RA was approved at District level in September 2020.

1st Weston Green Scout RA-06092020 – This document assesse the risks involved for our Scout troop in conducting outdoor meetings and indoor meetings with limited group size under Amber readiness level.  This RA was approved at District level in September 2020.

1st Weston Green Explorer RA-11082020 – This document assesses the risks involved for our Explorer Scout unit in conducting outdoor meetings under Amber readiness level.  This RA was approved at District level in August 2020.

Meeting Risk Assessments

When a Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers meeting involves activities whose risks are not already fully assessed within the group or section risk assessment documents, the section leaders prepare a risk assessment specific to those activities.  You can find those assessments here.

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