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Adventurous Activity Permits

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.

Most outdoor pursuits are included in the scheme the main exceptions being Air Activities, Shooting and Swimming.  You will find details of the scheme by clicking here .

The County has a number Activity Assessors to help you gain a permit.  They can help with both training and assessment in most cases. Currently, we have County Assessors for

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Hill Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Motor Cruising
  • Narrow Boating
  • Power Boating
  • Rafting

In the region there are Assessors for

  • Mountain Biking
  • Caving
  • Underwater Diving
  • Pulling
  • Bell Boating

So there is lots of help and support available.

For further information on training or gaining a permit please contact the Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS) via e-mail at

Headquarters has a number of funding opportunities to support leaders gaining permits. Find out more on The Scouts website.

For training and assessment days please check our events pages and calendar.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls