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Nights away resources

Support and resources

There are 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.

Please note that there's more information on kit lists coming soon.

Technical manual

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 FAQs

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Form NAN

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 form

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