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Welcome to the Safety Page

If you need a sounding board, not sure or want to check something please get in contact in the first instance by emailing Steve or Michelle (County Safety Team)  

email: or

This is a new page and we are currently reviewing what would be useful to you all. So your suggestions are needed and welcome.


For all activities there is safety advice on the National website members pages pertaining to:- 

POR (Policy Organisation and Rules)

Or simply type into Google “Scouts Activity Advice” and this will pop up as a choice:-


General Activity Guidance

There is guidance and support for a wide range of activities you may choose to do in the Scouts.

Quick links


The guidance surrounding Covid measures has changed and as we approach the busy period for Residential Experiences please remember if traveling out of England to Wales of further afield the rules differ regards testing.


Nationally the most reported accidents currently are occurring in “Down time” or “free time” So if your Camp or Day Activities plan to have this time then include it in your Risk Assessments. Consider the control measures to reduce risk What restrictions or limitations need to be in place, as our young members are soon up often before the next activity starts. 


When you are “Leader in charge” of an activity review the RA just before, during and after.  Discuss with other Leaders what went well and what could have been done better to improve the experience next time. This helps to maintain safety of those participating, observing, innocent bystanders or members of the public (perhaps in the park or on the common etc).

Please share successful activities  with others in your District, contacts etc with those interested plus the amended RA (risk assessment).

Obviously we hope you don’t have to report an accident or incident or a “near miss”. 

Again use google for speed type in “Scouts near miss form” (if your not accustomed to the members page). 

It’s there to help everyone at an event that either will be repeated by the same team or a different one. 


Stay safe all and have fun 

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