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How to run/provide climbing / abseiling

There are 3 ways of running Climbing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity – running climbing yourself or using someone else in Scouting
  2. Externally-led activity – running climbing using an external provider
  3. Activity for adult groups – running climbing for a group entirely of adults

There are 3 ways of running Abseiling in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity – running abseiling yourself or using someone else in Scouting
  2. Externally-led activity – running abseiling using an external provider
  3. Activity for adult groups – running abseiling for a group entirely of adults

The Scout permit scheme

A Clear Process is a resource that aims to explain how to access adventurous activities within Scouting and how you could work towards providing more experiences. It’s not a one stop shop for everything you need to know but hopefully it will help you understand the first steps you need to take.

Factsheets on climbing and abseiling

The following activity factsheets are relevant to this activity:

Safeguarding in Scouting

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

We are committed to:

  • Taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities.
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we work.
  • Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust.

All adults in Scouting, including Activity Instructors who wish to work with young people, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.

Rules on climbing and abseiling

The following activity rules are relevant to this activity:

West Sussex Scout climbing / abseiling information