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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

Discover what this means

Event Safety and Planning

There are lots of things to consider when organising events, this page gathers some of the relevant information for those organising and with responsibility for events into one place.

General event planning

Discover a handy chart, which maps the basic planning process and shows who has responsibility for each stage. It can act as a template for the information you may want to share in order for your event plans to be approved by the relevant commissioner or Trustee Board.

Learn more about event planning

Planning safe activities

These pages include guidance on bouncy castles, firework safety, party and fiesta tent guidance, and keeping members safe during hot and cold weather.


Find out how to safely plan activities

Catering and food

Check out the information on safe storage, preparation and delivery of food. Whether cooking with your group, on camp or as part as a fundraising event, read our guidance on food safety.

Read our food safety guidance

Photography, video and audio recording at Scout events

With a few simple guidelines your digital assets (photography, video and audio) of activities and events will ensure you protect others, while creating great content to help promote Scouts.

Find out more on safely managing digital assets

Act for Youth Campaign

We've been working with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), who recently launched the Act for Youth Campaign. This campaign helps to educate young people on what to do in the event they are caught up in an incident. 

Learn about Act for Youth Campaign

The Green Card - Alcohol and Scouting

Alcohol raises a number of issues, both for young people and for adult leaders. Our guidance and the Green Card deals with the questions that alcohol might raise in a Scouts environment.

Find out more about the Green Card


If you're using contractors to work on your event, you have responsibilities to ensure they operate safely.

Learn how to manage contractors working on premises