Nights away or residential events, whether camping, hostelling, sleepovers or bivouacs, form an integral part of scouting, and are something that every young person should have the opportunity to take part in.
Nights away permit scheme
The nights away permit scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading nights away events for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.
You can find full details of the nights away permit scheme on the Scouts website here.
If you have any questions regarding the nights away process, please contact our Supporter of the Nights Away Process here.
Nights Away Notification (NAN) form
If you are organising a night away or residential event you need to notify your District Commissioner for approval. You can do this using the online form available here.