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
nights away permit, and that they have completed a nights away
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
If you're not sure where to start, talk to your district Nights
Away Adviser or District Commissioner.
Avon Scouts Camping Award
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...