Guidance & Forms
- Online Nights Away Notification
- Nights Away Permit Application form
- Nights Away Notification Form (NAN)
- NA Passport
- InTouch Factsheet 120075
- 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 email@example.com
Notification (updated January 2015)
Rules and guidance have been updated to remove unnecessary barriers to nights away events whilst providing clarity and consistency. The key changes are the removal of restrictions for Beavers and Cubs taking part in nights away events, referencing to new processes such as recording on Compass, removal of the requirement to notify the host District Commissioner and reference to an appeals process.
FS155053 – Beaver Scout Residential Events (This removes all existing restrictions on Beaver Scout nights away events, including length of time away from home and the need for indoor accommodation if camping).
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. This may be conveyed by post, email to the Lonsdale Nights Away Scheme Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or preferably by using the on-line form available.
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.