eThe scheme is comprehensively documented on the Scouts HQ site. Read FS 120100 first.
It is important to have read the relevant information on ScoutBase before submitting an application form.
Applicants should submit an application to Keith Hampson our MAPS (manager of adventurous activities permit scheme), it does not necessarily have to go via your DC. The MAPS will forward it to an assessor, the assessor will then contact the applicant and the assessment form will be competed after assessment. The application form and the assessment form will then be sent by the assessor back to the MAPS who will enter it on compass if successful compass will advise your DC who will sign off everything on compass and then issue a permit card.
Should the applicant have been assessed by an assessor from outside the county the application form and assessment form will still need to be sent to the MAPS for it to be put on compass as assessors external to GME can not see you on compass.
Links to assessor checklists.
T1 summer hillwalking assessment: 2017 TBA
The applicant must provide (1 week in advance minimum) 1 - 4 below by completing an application in full.
- An application for assessment
- Logbook of personal activity – 3 years worth at least
- A route card for a suitable hike with scouts in a T1 area.
- A risk assessment for the hike outlined above
- Prepare a short talk (5 minutes) on subject to do with the hills/ countryside.
The applicant must provide (1 week in advance minimum) by completing an application in full.
Artificial Climbing Assessment (pre rigged artificial walls): Applicants to arrange their own group of scouts for a climbing session , submit an application and contact the assessing team to arrange a convinient date.
T2 summer hillwalking assessment: 2017 TBA
- Hold a T1 summer permit
- Provide assessor in advance (1 week in advance minimum)
Application form for assessment
Logbook of personal activity – at least 3 years, 3 mountain areas, steep ground, bad weather.
Route card for a hike with Scouts in an area of T2 terrain.
A risk assessment for the hike outlined above
- Selecting route though steep ground, up / down
- Rope to protect climbing down
- Abseil down
- Confidence roping
- Water crossings
T1 and T2 winter assessments: These can be incorporated into the Winter Skills week in February. Please contact us for more details.
Fill out an application form (above) and all other documents needed and send it to the activities team no later than one week before the assessment date. You will then be sent venue details etc.