This information is to help adults who have recently volunteered for a leadership role with Northumberland Scouts. It should guide you through your first steps on your training journey.

Activities are an integral part of Scouting, and what makes it so exciting for the young people involved. From here you should be able to find all the information you need to provide all the activities your young people can manage.

Find an activity

As a starting point we would suggest you look at the A-Z of Activities. This is designed to link you to all the information you need to run any particular activity, and to give you new ideas of activities you could run. The factsheets 'Scout Led Activities Index' and 'Commercially Led Activities Index' also provide much of this information in factsheet format.

Activities funding opportunities

Funding is available from a number of sources to support scouting activities. If you are aware of any further opportunities for activities funding that you'd like promoted then please contact the activities office ( with details.

Personal Development Funding: The King George VI Memorial Leadership Fund support adult members with their own personal development through adventurous activity training (this is a discretionary award, limited by available funds)

Nights away permit scheme

The nights away permit scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading nights away events for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.

Forms and resources

To apply for a nights away permit you will need to contact your nights away adviser. Below is an application form that you can attach to emails or print out and fill in by hand.

Nights away application form
Second sheet (if required)

The nights away notification form (Form NAN) can also be attached to emails, or printed out and completed by hand.

Form NAN

As well as being available from the Scout Information Centre, nights away permit holders can download a Nights Away Event Passport to use for young people-led nights away events.

Nights Away Event Passport