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Programme guidance

There are a number of resources available and sources of support, to help you plan your Programme.

General Activity Guidance
There is guidance and support for a wide range of activities you may choose to do in the Scouts. From Dinghy Sailing to Power Boating, to Kayaking, we have you covered.
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Activity Permit Scheme

The Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading adventurous activities for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.

Read about the assessment scheme >
Adult groups in activities
Make sure you know how to deliver safe activities to adult only groups.
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International activities
Travelling abroad and being a global citizen is a key part of a young persons Scouting adventure. 
Learn more about international activities >
The DofE Programme
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a programme which gives young people the chance to make friends, have fun and build confidence.
Learn more about Duke of Edinburgh >
Waterways Directory

This directory provides an indication of the classification of waters in the United Kingdom in normal conditions. 

Read the directory >
Safety in the programme

Everything you need to know from supervising activities to managing free time activities safely.

Read our safety guidance >