Deben District Scouts

POR (rule 9.1b) states that “the District Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the District Commissioner and each Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner”.   This documents the delegated responsibilities for authorising activities under POR Rule 9.1b in Deben District. 

  1. Group Scout Leaders are responsible forauthorising all activities that take place in Beaver, Cub and Scout sections in their Group (with the exception of those mentioned elsewhere in this document). Group Scouts Leaders will need to see and consider every Section’s programme. 
  2. The District Explorer Scout Commissioner is responsible forauthorising all activities that take place in Explorer Scout Units in the District (with the exception of those mentioned elsewhere in this document). The District Explorer Scout Commissioner will need to see and consider every Unit’s programme. 
  3. If, in any instance, a Group Scout Leader or the District Explorer Scout Commissioner is unsure whether toauthorise a particular activity, they must discuss it with the District Commissioner. 
  4. During vacancies where there is no Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner, the District Commissioner will need to see and consider every Section’s or Unit’s programme. 
  5. Where an activity is covered within the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme and led by a member of the District holding the relevant permit, therelevant Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner must be aware of the activity taking place on each occasion (see points 1 and 2). If you are using someone from outside the District with a permit the DC must be informed. 
  6. All Nights Away and Visits Abroad will be approved directly by the District Commissioner.
  7. The following activities must be notified to the District Commissioner who will seek appropriate advice on suitability ahead of approving the activity to take place: shooting, air activities, motor sports.
  8. For activities and events involving Network members (adult only nights away 9.57m iv, and Adult Groups in Adventurous Activites 9.8) the District Network Commissioner must be notified of the activity taking place. 
  9. For activities and events involving only adults (adult only nights away 9.57m iv, and Adult Groups in Adventurous Activites 9.8) the District Commissioner must be notified of the activity taking place. 

Approval of activities will be discussed at each District Team meeting to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the process outlined above and applying consistency, also providing an opportunity for the system to be reviewed and amended as appropriate. 

Version 1, April 2020 ref FS120015