Usual permit scheme is still relevant depending on the type of Nights Away event being held.
All visits abroad must be approved by the DC.
A form VA must be submitted to the ACC(International) prior to the event. The VA Form and guidance on the process can be found on www.scouts.org.uk/international.
The activities overseas review had three distinct parts; the visits abroad rules and process, support for those going overseas and joint support for UK groups visiting Kandersteg. There have been updates in all of these areas in order to provide more support and to remove any unnecessary barriers. As a consequence of this final restrictions on Beavers have also been removed from the family nights away rules.
- FS120085 – Adventurous Activities Abroad – removal of reference to Beaver restrictions, general update on content.
- FS103832 – Guidance for taking younger members abroad – Changed from focus on Beavers to all younger sections and removal of reference to any barriers, more practical advice given.
- KISC Summer Activity Guidance for UK Groups – change from being general to summer focussed, expansion of the activities covered.
- International Activities Questions and Answers – general update to respond to regular questions.