Camping is an integral part of the Scouting Programme, and forms part of the Nights Away scheme. 

Before organising a camp, leaders should ensure they hold the relevant nights away permit, and that they have completed a nights away notification.

A range of campsites are available within the county, and of course there are Scout campsites throughout the UK and overseas. Many groups still camp in a traditional style in farmers fields (requiring a greenfield permit), and of course there are also opportunities for lightweight camping expeditions. 

If you're not sure where to start, talk to your district Nights Away Adviser or District Commissioner. 


Avon Scouts Camping Award

Camper Awards

The Avon Scouts Camping Award exists to empower young people to spend at least one night per month out of their beds and engaged in some form of camping activity. Find out more...