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Administration and management

Registering as a charity

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

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Member record management

Learn about your responsibilities for member record management.

Discover what records you need to take >
Group and/or 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 >
Finance

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

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Insurance

All our members are covered by insurance while taking part in Scouts activities.

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Adapting Scout groups for rural communities

Learn more about how you can adapt with integrated sections, cellular cobwebs and satellite groups.

Find out how you can adapt >
Music licensing

Music licensing affects all premises owned or used by Scouts, where music is played in a public place (meaning 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 >
Minibus permits

All Scout Groups, Districts and Counties who operate a minibus (either by owning, borrowing or hiring), require a Standard Bus Permit.

Read more about the permits required >
Community sponsorship

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

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Boundary reviews and implementation

There're many reasons why the Scouts boundaries in a particular area may be reviewed.

Learn more about boundary reviews >