With Easter just round the corrner and brighter longer days cheering us all up, we're sure that you're all getting excited about outdoors and adventure opportunities that will soon be upon us.
In preparation for that, now is a great time to check that you've got all your permits in place for nights away and any activities that you are doing.
All nights away and adventurous activity permits expire every 5 years but if you've been active since you're permit was issued to you, renewing it won't be a challenge.
The first step is to log in to your record on Compass, the Scout database and check that your current permit is properly recorded there and when it expires. If your permit isn't there or is wrongly recorded, please contact Gary in the regional office to see about getting this corrected. We know that some people have small plastic permit cards that have been issued over time but if this information isn't recorded on Compass, your permit isn't valid.
If your permit has or is about to expire, for Night's Away, contact your District Night's Away Adviser and they'll support you through the process.
For all other activities, you can find the permit application form and log book templates online and these should be completed and sent to Claire Taylor.
Not sure where to start to check the rules for running an activity, check out the A - Z on scouts.org.ukAuthor: Gary Bainbridge