Young people thrive in safe surroundings. We’re committed to ensuring that Scouting is both enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part, along with providing parents with peace of mind.
Appointing those who work with young people
All volunteers who help to run our activities give their time freely to help young people enjoy Scouting.
Leaders are interviewed locally and asked to provide references. Everyone working with young people in Scouting is asked to undertake a Criminal Record Check, sometimes known as a ‘police check’. In Scotland we use Disclosure Scotland to ensure that PVG scheme checks are made.
Code of behaviour
We have a clear code of behaviour which is given to all adults working in Scouting, regardless of their role. This is also included in the training that leaders receive and offers advice about how young people should be treated. We expect everyone to follow it.
If you volunteer to help out with an activity, you’ll be given one too, and if you would like to see a copy of the code of behaviour for adults, just ask any of your child’s leaders.
We expect all leaders to take courses in basic first aid and child protection. Special training is provided for those taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers.
Outings and camps
Leaders will make parents aware of the programme for their section and in doing so will assume consent to participate if the young person attends the activity. For all camps leaders will give sufficient information and time for parents to consent to their child attending.
For all Scouting activities you will be provided with a method of contacting the group, either during their regular meeting or whilst away at camp.
We will never ask to take individual young people away on their own or without another adult being present.
20 April 2021
Once again, our young people are starting to meet up outdoors and take part in the activities they love.
With the proper precautions in place they've been hiking, tent-pitching, fire-lighting, exploring the local woods and taking part in a whole range of exciting activities at Scout Adventures, Fordell Firs.
23 May 2021
With proper precautions and procedures in place, we're now able to meet indoors. We prefer the great outdoors, but this is great because Scottish weather doesn't always co-operate with outdoor activities!
Things may not be completely normal, but we're getting there.