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Record and account keeping are an important part of Scouting, and help ensure the safe and effective running of any section, Group, District or County. Being organised in your record keeping will help save time and effort in the long-term.

Member record management

Learn about your responsibilities for member record management.

Discover what records you need to take >

Whatever your role, you will probably have a role to play in ensuring that accurate financial records are maintained.

Read more about finance >

All Members of Scouts are covered by insurance while taking part in Scouting activities.

Learn more about Insurance >
Minibus permits

All Scout Groups, Districts and Counties who operate (own, borrow or hire), a minibus require a Standard Bus Permit.

Read more about the permits required >
Boundary reviews and implementation

There are many reasons why the scouting boundaries in a particular area may be reviewed.

Learn more about boundary reviews >
Adapting Scout groups for rural communities

Are there too few young people in your community? Conventional Sections may be difficult to establish. Learn more about how you can adapt with Integrated Section, Cellular Cobwebs and Satellite groups.

Find out how you can adapt >
Registering as a charity

All Scout Units are independent charities.  However, those based in England and Wales may not be required to register with the Charity Commission.

Learn more about registration >
Music licensing

Music licensing affects all premises owned or used by Scouting where music is played in a public place i.e. other than in a domestic setting which includes community buildings. 

Find out more about the requirements >
Motion picture licensing

Motion pictures and other audiovisual works including movies, TV programmes, or any entertainment video.

Find out more about the required licenses >
Group/District Registration forms

Scouts have a registration system for the creation of new Groups or Districts. Read our guidance and download the registration forms.

Download the registration forms >
Ordering name badges

Order your name badge on the Scout brand centre. Identify yourself at Scout events with a name badge in our new visual identity. You can order either a single badge or a batch for your team with a choice of clip or pin.

Order the badges >
Community Sponsorship

Here we provide Group Scout Leaders and District Teams with the necessary advice to establish an agreement with a Sponsoring Authority.

Learn more about community sponsorship >