West Yorkshire Scouts Reboot

What’s the West Yorkshire Scout Reboot? It’s about supporting, upskilling and providing opportunities to section leaders to deliver both face to face outdoor activities (Getting your Boots on) and providing online activity training and events (Rebooting those computers).

So many Scouting sections across the County are unable to meet face to face due to lack of accessible facilities, reduced numbers of volunteers or even inability to access equipment. Where sections are doing a blend of virtual and face to face Scouting or all virtual activities, we’ve had requests for more virtual programme support and activities.



To help overcome these challenges we are:

● Offering events and activities which can be used across the County
● Providing resources to support sections and groups to return to face to face Scouting
● Providing Virtual programme support, ideas and activities
● Supporting Districts and campsites to offer facilities for section events
● Providing volunteer support to activities
● Supporting leaders to complete Covid 19 RA’s for these activities

Check out the table of opportunities below. Contact the named person for more details and to register your interest in either attending a specific event or booking the activity to run at a venue near to you. This event list will evolve as more campsites across the County are able to offer these events and additional activities are developed.




Event Description Date Target Section Lead Where
Scoutcraft Activities Scouting bush skill demonstrations on a plate supported by demo videos Cubs / Scout / Explorer Details to come



Army Mechanic Badge Dec 12th Explorer Bradley Wood
Fencing Instructed fencing activity half day Dec 13th Cub / Scout Elaine Clough



 Bradley Wood

£7.50 per session

Maintenance Badge with the Army Jan 23rd Scout / Explorer Phil Bradley Wood
Earth, Wind & Fire An evening of 3 x activities


Night Trail

Fires and cooking

Making Wind Chimes

6 evenings – 3 groups of 15 each evening from Jan 24th – 29th Cub Wendy Gill


Bradley Wood
Mountain Bike Day A half day event in which groups bring their bikes to do a timed trail around the woods Feb 6/7 All Sections Elaine Clough



Bradley Wood
A night with the Stars 8-12th Scouts Zainab / Waheeda Bradley Wood
Winter Camp Activities 19th-23rd Scout / Explorer Gilly Bradley Wood
Pedal Car Racing 6 pedal cars available to use at your own venue – requires flat surface such as a car park. Equipment available to come to your venue Cub / Scout Connor Michaels



Activities in a box Nerf challenge


Tie dye T-shirts

More to follow

Equipment provided in a box




Beavers / Cubs / Scouts Connor Michaels



Virtual Programme How to run All Sections


Virtual Programme Activities and ideas All sections



Terrain zero walking routes Ideas for hike routes which can be completed without the need for a walking permit All sections Connor Michaels



Campsites across the County are opening up opportunities for sections to hold face to face meetings and take part in a limited number of activities.

For Bradley Wood outdoor sessions please book through admin@bradleywood.org.uk

Plus please check the Bradley Wood website over the coming weeks for activities opening up including:

Scouts / Explorers: Archery, Shooting, Indoor Climbing and Outdoor roped activities

All Sections: Volunteering days, Cresta Run, Orienteering, Pond Dipping and Activities in a box.

The BW shop is also open for uniform and resources on a Thursday evening and Saturday morning – orders can be placed shop@wyscouts.org.uk


Remember young people may only take part in pre organised or supported sessions if their section has been cleared for restart and the relevant approval has been given by District.