INFORMATION ABOUT SCOUTING
Information about Scouting
Scouting Safety Policy
To provide Scouting in a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Further details are available in the Scouts UK Safety section, which includes a link to the Purple Card outlining procedures to be followed in an emergency.
Did you know that it is a mandatory requirement for all leaders in Scouting to have completed safety training? Safety is at the forefront of all our minds just now after the fatal accident in North Wales, and we will be criticised very heavily if we have not...
(And can you spot the mistake in this photo of Scouts on a winter hike in the hills? - Answer at the end of the article) We need a Regional Adviser who will assist leaders to think about making sure all our activities with young people are safe. It could be a question...
Did you know that all leaders have to do a mandatory Safety training course – and keep it up to date? But it could not be easier! It must be done online and it takes only 30 minutes to do the online course. We believe that the key to successfully improving safety in...
Insurance cover for children (under 18 years old) who are not Members of The Scout Association, but who attend, or take part in, weekly meetings or events. Continue Reading Non Member Children Insurance
This new Factsheet offers advice, relevant to all Scouting activities, on how to avoid incidents. Continue Reading Manage free time safely
Are you keeping in touch? Do you know about the InTouch system? New guidance is available. Continue Reading In Touch
The British Red Cross are offering free courses: First Aid, and Refugee Awareness. Why not include them in your programme? Continue Reading Free Red Cross courses
Many Groups would like to be able to hire and drive minibuses to give young people amazing adventures in the UK and abroad. However, the rules around who can or can’t drive minibuses can vary according to different circumstances, vehicle size, location or...