Guidance & Forms
- Online Nights Away Notification
- Nights Away Permit Application/Renewal form
- Nights Away Notification Form (NAN)
- NA Passport
- Prohibited and restricted camping areas (Campsites which are not available or not entirely suitable for the special conditions of scout camping are listed here.)
- Campsites Directory
Permit application forms should be emailed to the Nights Away Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org
The District Commissioner (or nominee) must be provided with basic information about all overnight activities involving Members before a nights away event takes place.
The notification form provides the information a Commissioner requires to APPROVE an event to take place (i.e. POR 9.1b/9.1c). The Permit holder is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate Commissioner is informed about each Colony, Pack, Troop, or Unit attending a nights away event (even a District or County event).
Notification should include all the information required on the Notification form. The preferred method is by using the on-line form available. Alternatively, this may be conveyed by post or email to the Lonsdale Nights Away Scheme Administrator at email@example.com,
In the case of Beaver Scout or Cub Scout events, at least seven days notice is required. Less notice is permitted for Scout, Explorer Scout or Scout Network events, but the aim should be to give about one week’s notice.
Helpful information from Scouting+ (May 2016)
The ultimate guide to Nights Away
With camping season fast approaching, we’ve put together this guide to all things Nights Away! Take a look at the links below to find out everything you need to know about running the ultimate camping trip for your section.