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Smoking in front of Explorers

While it is understood that it is not illegal to smoke, Scouting is about developing young people, including their health and welfare. As such, smoking in front of Scouts of any age should be avoided whenever possible.

Also, the law now ensures that all Scouting premises are smoke-free. This includes premises which are rented on section nights, and also buildings on campsites.

There is further guidance on smoking in Scouting, including how to deal with young people who smoke, in factsheet FS320005.

The Right to Smoke-free Scouting (FS320005) (PDF)


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