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This page signposts to where you can find up-to-date information on all the topics which were in the Prepared book.  You can also find a PDF of the old Prepared book here.

Chapter 1: Introduction

What is Scouting?
The Promise and the Scout Law
World Scouting

Structure of Scouting
Policies and rules

Useful contacts

Chapter 2: The Sections

About the sections


Air and Sea Scouting


Youth Shaped Scouting

Moving in, moving on, and ceremonies
Partnership agreements

Chapter 3: The Programme

Chapter 4: Adventurous Activities

Chapter 5: The Young Leaders’ Scheme

Chapter 6: Leadership

Local support

Chapter 7: Money, administration and record keeping


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