This Activities Guide is intended to provide basic information on contacts, facilities and programmes that are provided for Surrey Scouts by Surrey Scouts and others. Some activities can also be adapted for the younger sections but a Guide for them is being developed separately.
The Activity Clubs within Surrey Scouts are constituted to enable members of the Scout movement to enjoy specific activities in safety with appropriate supervision, viz., air activities, caving, mountaineering, radio, shooting, water activities. These clubs organise a variety of events and meetings, from open evening meetings and “taster days”, to more advanced Club events & instruction.
Programmes of events can be found on the County Website www.surrey-scouts.org.uk. Many events are affected by external agencies and will be fixed at later dates e.g. flying, and shooting or they may be subject to change.
Key Factsheets are included for most activities; a complete list and other resource materials, is available from the website: www.scoutbase.org.uk or the Information Centre at Gilwell.
Check-lists for all activities, of issues to be considered are given on page 5.
The Adventurous Activities Permit Scheme is intended to the ensure safety of young people undertaking the activities. Also, that those in charge are competent and appropriate to lead. The scheme is described in factsheets FS120100 to FS120104. Permits are only required for activities such as caving, hill walking, climbing & abseiling and water activities. Applications for permits should be made on ADACTPERMIT form available on www.scoutbase.org.uk and submitted to an assessor for the activity required. The assessor will be able to assess technical competence, using national governing body evidence where appropriate. The form should then be passed to a commissioner, e.g. District Commissioner, who will issue a permit. A similar scheme operates for Nights-Away experiences and is described in factsheet FS120800.
If you need advice on any activity, please contact the relevant Adviser, or
Graeme Redrup, Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)
5 Long Gore, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3TE
Tel: 01483 429213 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Hawkins, Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)
Flat 4, 84 Guildford Road, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5RY
Tel: 01276 472519 E-mail: email@example.com