Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) defines the structure of Scouting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and provides information about its management and training.
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POR is available to view and download in individual chapters below or in a single pdf document.
Chapter 1 : Fundamentals of Scouting
Chapter 2 : Key policies
Chapter 3 : The Scout group
Chapter 4 : The Scout district
Chapter 5 : The Scout county
Chapter 6 : The structure of the headquarters of The Scout Association
Chapter 7 : Emergency procedures
Chapter 8 : Insurance
Chapter 9 : Activities
Chapter 10 : Uniform, badges and emblems
Chapter 11 : Awards and recognition of service
Chapter 12 : Flags and ceremonial
Chapter 13 : Trusteeship, property and equipment
Chapter 14 : Other matters
Chapter 15 : Complaints, suspensions and dismissals
POR: The appointment process
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