How do I know what I am allowed to do?

All the rules governing Scout Association activities are detailed in Policy, Organisation & Rules. A number of supporting factsheets also exist (and are directly referenced within POR). If you are uncertain, you can speak to the GSL will be happy to advise you.
Alternatively, the Scout Information Centre will also provide advice:
• By phone: 0345 300 1818 (local rate) or 020 8433 7100
• By email:
• Opening hours: 8am – 7pm weekdays, 9am – midday Saturdays
Notifying the GSL of your intentions allows her to check any additional paperwork and steps are completed.