Nights away resources
Support and resources
There're a number of resources to support the different types of nights away events in Scouts.
If you're looking for resources to support the nights away permit scheme, these can be found at nights away permit scheme.
- Nights away and safeguarding
- Nights away with younger sections
- Family camps
- Youth hostelling
- Guidance for under 18's on campsite service crews
- Quick guide to Scouts recommended Vango kit
- Nights away event passport
- Activity information form
Please note that there's more information on kit lists coming soon.
The Essential Guide to Running Scouting Residential Experiences
Nights Away is a print publication containing everything you need to know for enjoying the outdoors and taking young people away safely and with confidence.
Aimed at all adults in Scouts, it provides advice on the best equipment to take, ways of preparing your staff and how to make the most of your time away.
Illustrated in full colour throughout, and with its own smart binder, Nights Away is the definitive guide to camping and the outdoors. You can buy it from Scout Store.
Nights Away FAQsDiscover the FAQs
The Nights Away Notification (NAN) form needs to be filled out as soon as possible (at least 7 days) in advance of your nights away event and sent to your DC, together with the risk assessment for the event.
We recommended that you download and install the Scouts font, Nunito Sans, beforehand.Download the Nights Away Notification (NAN) form
Activity information from
A useful template for sharing information with parents and carers, including InTouch details and gaining consent for young people to take part in nights away activities.Download a template here