The Nights Away Permit Scheme promotes quality residential and camping experiences. It shows that all those leading nights away events for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience, and personal suitability to take young people away safely.
It is designed so that it can be tailored to be as flexible as possible, while at the same time providing a robust checking process for leaders of nights away events. The permit should be seen as an enabling device to show a person’s competence and provide reassurance to parents of the young people, while at the same time encouraging adults to acquire and improve the skills required to provide residential experiences.
Everyone who leads a Nights away event for young people within Scouting is required to hold a Nights Away Permit for the type of event they are running. Full details of the scheme can be found at https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/2869/nights-away-permit-scheme.