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Policy, Organisation and Rules

Scouting’s Policy Organisation and Rules (POR) provides support and guidance to help us all run Scouting. Following a series of reviews and consultations, a number of updates have been made to the April 2022 edition. A full list of amendments can be found in the full POR PDF.

Key changes to POR in April 2022 include:

  • Integrating POR: The appointment process into Chapter 16.  This has changed no rules, but it draws together all rules relating to Adult Roles from across Chapters 3, 4, 5, 15 & POR: The appointment process. 
  • The replacement of POR: The appointment process - Table 2 and Table 3 with the Roles Table. The opportunity has been taken to improve the formatting and usability of the table. 
  • The safeguarding and vetting decision guidance has been reviewed and brought up to date. 
  • Amendments to various rules to reflect that the UK Headquarters membership fee is payable 'for' each member rather than 'by' members. 

Download POR April 2022