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.

A Nights Away Permit is required if you want to organise and run a Nights Away event for your section.

You might find the PDF Applicant’s Guide to the Nights Away Permit scheme useful, so that you understand what you will be assessed on.  More importantly please remember, completing module 16 and/or 38 of your adult training will not automatically assess you for a permit, but gaining a Nights Away permit will sign you off on these modules.

You will need to submit details of any previous Nights Away experience you have.  You should do this by completing the wordNights Away Experience Form and upload it in the application form below where instructed to do so.

Application for a Nights Away Permit

If you wish to gain a permit to lead Nights Away events, please fill in this form. It will be submitted to our local Nights Away Adviser Co-ordinator.

Before completing this form you will need to have completed the word document listing any relevant training courses attended and nights away events that you have been involved in running or organising. Use the Nights Away Experience Form for this.

For new applications please complete sections A, B and the nights away experience form. if you are applying to renew your permit please complete A, B, C and the nights away experience form.


A - Personal Details

At least one of these numbers should be given, so that you can be contacted by phone should we need to.

(things that may affect running Nights Away events)
(or County for County appointments)
(or CC for County appointments)
(or CC for County appointments)
(or CC for County appointments)

B - Permit Type Details
(site specific, group sizes, geographical, conditions etc)

C - Renewal Details

If you are applying for a permit exactly the same as one you currently have, or as one that has just expired, please give details here. You will be required to show proof of this permit when you meet with the NAA if your permit has already expired. (Expired permits do not show on your Compass profile once it has expired)

These will be restrictions already listed on your permit

D - Experience Details
Add your Shortcode here

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