Coronavirus Update Coronavirus

Scoutabout 2022

Between: 1st July 2022 - 3rd July 2022 Location: South of England Showground, Ardingly Sections: Scouts, Adult Volunteer

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New dates: 1st – 3rd July 2022

South of England Showground, Ardingly

Regretfully, having considered all options, the Scoutabout Team has taken the decision to postpone Scoutabout for a further year on to 2022.

Whilst we are pleased to see great progress with the UK’s vaccination programme, the Committee, following consultation with all three Surrey Scout and Guide Counties, has concluded that it was now no longer feasible for us to complete the required planning with the level of uncertainty that remains. As we have stated before, the safety of all young people and leaders is our primary focus and it still remains uncertain that an event of this scale would be able to go ahead safely.

We have however spoken with the showground and have booked Scoutabout 2022 for 1st – 3rd July 2022. We understand this is extremely disappointing but we hope you will be pleased that we are committed to running an event just as soon as we can. Our plan is that the booking system will be updated shortly and all deposits and registrations will be carried over. If, for whatever reason you are able to attend please get in contact with us.

We know that some Scouts and Guides, who are now either Explorer Scouts, Ranger Guides or Young Leaders who would have been able to attend last year will have potentially missed out. We are keen to remedy this and have always offered members aged 14 to 18 a variety of ways they can join the event including as Young Leaders and Service Team Members. We shall also explore other options for this age group, who have remained members of Scouts or Girlguiding, to still attend in 2022. Further details will be shared when we have confirmed any additional opportunities.

Lastly whilst we have postponed again, we have validated with all three Scout/Guide Counties that no other events will be impacted by this change. We also are planning for Scoutabout to return in 2024 and then resume its normal three year cycle.

We thank you for your continued understanding and look forward to being with you in 2022.

The Scoutabout Team


Paul Iverson                                                  Ian MacQueen

Scoutabout Chair                                          Deputy County Commissioner (Events)


South of England Showground, Ardingly

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