Activity Permits

ACTIVITY PERMIT - Grant for individuals 

The opportunity for leaders to develop and establish skills to introducing and train young people in an activity by working directly with them is much needed as well has encouraging a number of leaders who would be wish to become assessors. 

The region believes we should actively support financially leaders who wish to become trained to hold a leadership or Supervisory permit. Funds are available externally and from The Scout Association UK and Scouts Scotland and these along with a district application if appropriate should be applied for prior to applying to the region. Funds available within the region are limited but we are keen that our young people can get the best opportunities possible through our trained leaders.

We welcome application for grants for training for any permitted activity listed by the Scout Association and with discussion support for training where they are not listed e.g. Canyoning, crate climbing, etc.

 A member of the region’s financial subcommittee will contact you to discuss and support your application.

Full lists of adventurous activities, by the Scout Association are:

  • archery;
  • caving;
  • climbing and abseiling, except;


          climbs using auto belay systems (systems that lower a climber to the ground without any human intervention);

  • hill walking and off road cycling (in Terrain One and Two);
  • hovercrafting;
  • snowsports (except artificial slopes and nursery slopes);
  • all water activities, except swimming, on class B1, B2, B3 or A waters;
  • all motorised water activities and SCUBA activities on class C waters.

For more information on activity permits click here.  



Age Restrictions


Doesn’t Allow

Useful For


Maximum age 17, no minimum age.

Taking part in the activity with others who hold personal permits.

Leading the activity for anyone without a permit.

Allowing young people to progress in an activity by practising with their peers.


No maximum or minimum age.

Leading the activity for a group of young people while remaining with them.

Remotely supervising an activity or working with multiple groups.

Introducing and training young people in an activity by working directly with them.


No maximum or minimum age.

Remotely supervising an activity for multiple groups.

Approving groups to take part in the activity without remotely supervising them.

Developing young people by giving them opportunities for supervised responsibility.





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