Key information

The Scout Association's website provides information, advice and guidance on all you need to know on hill walking, including the rules, factsheets, how to run the activity and list of relevant national governing bodies 

Adventurous activities are operated within the framework of The Scout Association's national Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR). A permit scheme for adventurous activities is designed to show that all those leading these for young people in Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.  Everyone who leads an adventurous activity (such as hiking/hill walking or mountaineering) within Scouting is required to hold a permit for that activity.  POR sets out those classed as 'adventurous' for this purpose. On these pages you can find an overview of the permit scheme, links to the relevant rules and factsheets, information about how to handle accidents and emergencies, Ten Tors support and links to downloadable resources and external sites.