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Rolling Review Progress

The Scout Association has a rolling review of the governance of all activities to ensure that these remain up to date and relevant. This means that every activity will be reviewed every few years on a rolling cycle.

The stages of the review are:

If you have any thoughts, comments or ideas regarding the governance or guidelines around any activity then please send them to activities@scouts.org.uk to ensure they are included the next time the activity is reviewed.

Below you can find progress updates of all reviews that have started since 2011. This covers details of the progress of the review, not any technical details (which will be covered in any consultations if required).

2018

Nights Away Permit Scheme - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.

Target Sports - Start up survey available here


2017

Air Activities - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.

Climbing and High Ropes Activities - Start up survey closed. 2nd Consultation phase closed. Review work underway.

Rowing, Pulling and Sculling Activities - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling (Underwater) - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.

Activities Overseas - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.

Joint Activities with Girlguiding - Start up survey closed. Review work underway.


2016

The Adventurous Activities Permit Scheme - Review complete. The outcome of this is a project to help embed the permit scheme and improve access but no changes to the processes involved in the permit scheme.

Sailing activities including Dinghy Sailing, Keelboating, Yachting and Windsurfing- Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Water/Rock activities including Coasteering, Gorge Walking and Canyoning- Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Snowsport activities including skiing and snowboarding- Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Swimming activities - Start up survey closed, further review work underway. Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Terrain Definitions – Further consultation closed. Additional review work is underway and anticipated further consultation in late spring 2017. 


2015


Section Ratios - Based on feedback received during the pre-launch checks phase this review is ongoing. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Hillwalking - Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Paddlesports - Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Waterskiing - Pre-launch checks closed. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Cycling (including road and mountain biking) - Review complete - updates live.

Other Activities (POR rule 9.77) - Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Other Activities (Axe and Knife Throwing). Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

Underground (including caving and mine exploration) - Review complete - updates live. An infographic is available here to show the review process.

2014

InTouchReview complete – updates live.

2013

Scout Shows – Review complete – updates live.

Nights Away – Review complete – updates live.

Chainsaws – Review complete – updates live.

Bungee Running – Review complete – updates live.

Marching – Review complete – updates live.

Martial Arts – Review complete - no updates.

Archery – Review complete – updates live.

Shooting – Review complete – updates live.

Motor Sports – Review complete – updates live.

Cycling – Review complete - no updates.

Horse Riding – Review complete - no updates.

Underwater – Review complete - no updates.

Joint Activities with Girlguiding UK – Review starting shortly.

Externally Led ActivitiesReview complete – updates live.

2012

Bands – Review complete – updates live.

Combined water/rock activities – Review complete - no updates.

Activities for adult groups – Review complete – updates live.

Water classification and buoyancy – Review complete – updates live.

Boat rules – Review complete – updates live.

International activities – Review complete – updates live.

Generic activities rules – Review complete – updates live.

Banned activities – Review complete – updates live.

2011

Air activities (including hovercrafting) – Review complete – updates live.

Adventurous activity permit scheme – Review complete – updates live.

Climbing activities – Review complete – updates live.

Miscellaneous activities (POR 9.77) – Review complete – no updates.

Powered water activities – Review complete - updates live.

Kite surfing – Review complete – updates live.

White water rafting – Review complete – no updates.

 

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