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Adult Groups undertaking activities

  1. Members over the age of 18 participating in activities must follow the rules laid out in Chapter 9, with the exception of rules 9.7, 9.26, 9.33b and c, 9.35, 9.36 a.

  2. Where any participant in the activity group is aged under 18, or any adult with additional needs, disabilities or life-limiting conditions who have additional support to access Scouting, all rules in Chapter 9 apply, including Rule 9.7 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.  

  3. When members over the age of 18 undertake activities covered by rules 9.7, 9.26, 9.33b and c, 9.35, 9.36 a, members can chose an appropriate management systems for these activities, members may choose to follow existing systems such as the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme or may put in place other controls.

  4. Any activity that is banned applies to all age groups.

  5. Each activity must have someone designated as leader in charge. This is not a role but a set of tasks someone must ensure are undertaken, full details on the leader in charge can be found here.
  6. Each participant must understand and accept the risks involved in the activity and the control measure in place to manage these risks. This can be done through sharing of risk assessments and briefings, the leader in charge must be satisfied that everyone understands this before the activity can start.

Further guidance on the management of activities for groups over the age of 18 can be found in FS120087 Adult group activities.