Explorers achieve 15 new permits

7 Explorers from across the county have taken part in Adventurous Activity Permit Training and Assessment held at Eaton Vale last weekend.

With a mix of training and assessment, 7 explorers achieved the standard to gain a recommendation for adventurous activity permits. Over a weekend camping at Eaton Vale Scout and Guide Activity Centre, the explorer scouts worked hard to gain permits in both Climbing and Kayaking.

The permits that they achieved will allow them to either go out with their peers without adults being present using the Personal type of permit or allow them to take a small number of younger members such as Beavers, Cubs or Scouts out using an adult supervisor under a Leadership type of permit.

The Explorers worked incredibly hard over the weekend and concentrated throughout, they showed great maturity and safety throughout. Once they turn 18 if they choose to continue in Scouting as an adult member then once they have completed the safeguarding elements they will regain their permits to once again be able to take out younger members climbing or paddling.

More weekends like this will be held in 2019.

I wish them all the best of luck and hope they enjoy using their new set of responsibilities in Scouting.

If you would like to know more about the Activity Permit Scheme or how your Explorers can get involved please contact me

Darren Glanville
Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)