8. What should parents and carers be aware of?

The NSPCC advises parents and carers to be wary of Activities where parents are discouraged from staying to watch or become involved. Activities or behaviour that encourage rough play, sexual innuendo or humiliating punishments. Individuals who take charge and operate…

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7. What are the arrangements for outings or camps?

All leaders taking young people away will give you notice, ask for your permission and provide you with a way of contacting the group while they’re away. All residential activities (such as camps and sleepovers) are required to have at…

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5. Our child protection and safety polices

Child protection and safety are two of our key policies that anyone involved in Scouts must work to. You can see the full policies in our Policy, Organisation and Rules section: Safeguarding policy Safety policy

3. How is Scouts managed locally?

Each Scout Group consists of different ‘sections’ – which may include a Beaver Colony (for 6-8 year olds), Cub Pack (for 8-10 ½ year olds), Scout Troop (for 10 ½-14 year olds), Explorer Unit  (for 14-18 year olds) and Scout Network (for 18-25 year olds)….

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