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What are Adventurous Activities ?

There are a large number of recognised Adventurous Activities available in scouting, but the list is only as small as your imagination. You can find a list of some of the activities that we class as Adventurous on the A-Z of Activities that can be found on The Scout Associations website.


Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme


Some activities are more adventurous than others and The Scout Association requires that, for some of these activities, you hold a recognised permit to run it as a scouting activity. Below is a list of the different types of activities that we current include in the permit scheme.

  • Archery

  • Bell Boating

  • Canoeing

  • Caving

  • Climbing

  • Dinghy Sailing

  • Dragon Boating

  • Hillwalking

  • Hovercrafting

  • Kayaking

  • Keelboating

  • Kite Surfing

  • Mine Exploration

  • Motor Cruising

  • Mountain Biking

  • Narrow boating

  • Personal watercraft (jet ski)

  • Power Boating

  • Pulling

  • Rowing/Sculling

  • Scuba Diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Snow Sports

  • Water Skiing

  • White Water Rafting

  • Windsurfing

  • Yachting


If you are interested in obtaining a permit for one of these activities please see the How to get a permit page for more information


Externally Run Activities

If you do not have the required permit you can use an external provider to run the activity for you. Please however check the A-Z of Activities to find out what levels of qualifications or restrictions may apply for the activity you are planning on running, along with any Risk Assessment requirements you may need to fulfil

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