West Yorkshire Scouts Reboot Programme

What’s the West Yorkshire Scout Reboot?  The aim is to give support and opportunities for section leaders to deliver face to face Scouting.  Scout groups are finding themselves with nowhere to meet, reduced numbers of volunteers or even unable to access equipment.  To help overcome these challenges we are:

  • Offering events and activities which can used across the County
  • Providing resources to support sections and groups to return to face to face Scouting
  • Supporting Districts and campsites to offer facilities for section events
  • Providing volunteer support to activities


Focussing on

  • Outdoor opportunities
  • Helping leaders to complete Covid19 risk assessments for these activities


Check out the table of opportunities below and 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.

Event Date Event Section Where Who to contact
Friday 16th April Explorer get together

Our 2nd online Explorer event – your chance to get involved in county discussions around all things Explorer related

Explorer Virtual Katie Travas


Saturday 24th April St Georges Day

An On Line Event for all sections run by our youth commissioner team

All Virtual Toby Hammond


Event date Event Section Where Who to contact
Mon 17th to Sunday 23rd May  

Earth Wind and Fire

Evening 90 minute sessions for Cub Scouts to come and enjoy some wide games, outdoor cooking and environmental crafts.

Cub Bradley Wood Wendy Gill


Sat 12th Sun 13th June Scout Mechanic badge course.

Book onto one of these two days to complete the Mechanics Badge – a session run by the British Army (To be confirmed)

Scout Bradley Wood Phil Pearson


Event Date Event Section Where Who to contact
Sat 19th Sun 20th June Scout Bikes

Bring your own bike and tackle the challenging course around the woods

Scouts Bradley Wood Connor Michaels


July 2021
Event Date Event Section Where Lead
Sat 3rd

Sun 4th

Survival Days for Cubs

Can your cubs survive the perils of being stranded on their own?

Cubs Bradley Woods Wendy Gill



Sat 10th Explorer get together

Our third Explorer get together – hopefully face to face !

Explorer Low Wood (To be confirmed) Katie Travas




County summer social

An opportunity to meet up again and socialise face to face (Hopefully!)

Leader Bradley Wood Ian Womersley


Future Dates for your Diary (All dates are subject to local restrictions at the time)

September 11th – Fellandale Event

September 25th/26th – Explorer Race Across Yorkshire Event

October 15th – 17th – Grim Up North weekend

October 30th – Beaver Jambooree event


Equipment available to borrow for your own events.

Contact Connor Michaels activities@wyscouts.org.uk

Activity equipment available for borrowing Description Target Section Notes
Pedal Cars x 6 Pedal cars, tape and road cones available for borrowing. Scout / Explorer These large carts are suitable for Scouts and Explorers.   They work best on smooth, flat surfaces such as a playground or car park.
Pedal Cars x 6 Pedal cars, tape and road cones available for borrowing. Cub / Beaver These smaller carts are suitable for younger age ranges.   They work best on a smooth, flat surface such as a playground or car park.
Tie/Dye equipment A selection of white tee shirts, dyes and instructions for this craft activity. Any section
Ropes Box Various ropes which can be used in any knotting or pioneering evening Cub / Scout
Nerf Gun Box Equipment to enable you to run your own nerf gun challenge Cub / Scout

Want to run any of these activities at a camp site near to you?   Contact Phil Pearson programme@wyscouts.org.uk to discuss further.

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.