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Approving Activities

For an activity to be considered Scouting, it must be approved by the DC.

This is done by means of an informal system as follows:  

  1. The Section Leader sends their outline programme, including adult meetings, to their GSL
  2. The GSL is allowed to refuse to approve anything they feel they need to 
  3. The GSL must be satisfied that:
    1. The individuals involved are appropriately trained
    2. Suitable first aid materials are available
    3. All equipment is appropriate for the activity
    4. A written risk assessment is in place and has been communicated
    5. In Touch is in place and has been communicated
    6. If appropriate, the weather forecast is obtained and acted upon in terms of selecting the area in which the activity will operate and the participant is suitably equipped to tackle predicted/possible extremes;
    7. Any other requirements of The Scout Association, including Visit Abroad process and Safety, have been complied with;
    8. Any legal requirements for the activity have been complied with.
  4. The GSL sends a summary of the Group’s programme to the DC including such details as are appropriate
  5. The DC thanks the GSL by email to confirm approval (POR 9.1b)

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