Running Nights Away

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Every Nights Away event for young people in Scouting must be led by someone who holds a Nights Away Permit. Other leaders attending the event do not need a Nights Away Permit. Speak to GSL/Helen Ranson to find out more about this, and to find out who your Nights Away Adviser is. Some common FAQs […]

Reporting Incidents and Accidents

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If medical intervention is required, following a Scouting incident, this must be reported through the GSL to HQ. This could include suchlike as a tooth chip, or an infected tick bite. If you aren’t sure, leave to the GSL to figure out. The required information is the Name, Group and Brief Description (including date and […]

How do I know what I am allowed to do?

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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: […]

Will I get Expenses?

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The Scout Association is a voluntary organisation, and you will not be paid for your role. However, no adult should feel that cost prohibits them from taking up a role in Scouting, and we are committed to reimbursing out of pocket expenses for all volunteers. This includes your uniform and can include mileage if necessary. […]

Transferring Between Sections

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Please manage transfers as follows: COPY a member to the new Section so that payments can continue in the old Section. New Section communicates a proposed investiture dates (copying GSL and Treasurer). Old Section confirms that OSM payments are up to date (copying GSL and Treasurer). If they are not, the member is encouraged to […]