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Rule 9.8 Adult Groups in Adventurous Activities

a. An adventurous activity is defined in Rule 9.7a.
b. Where any participant in the activity group is aged under 18 Rule 9.7 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme will apply. Rule 9.7 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme may also be applicable to groups with Scout Newtork Members aged over 18 years with additional needs, disabilities or life-limiting conditions who have additional support to access Scouting.

Note: for Network members aged 18-25 years who are unable to independently understand and/or sign an acknowledgement of risk and consent form, please contact Scout Insurance Services for further guidance.

c. Rules within Chapter 9 regarding adventurous activities should be taken as guidance except Rules 9.3 – 9.6, 9.9, 9.12 and 9.64 (except a) which must be followed irrespective of age.

d. Any activity that is banned applies to all age groups.

e. Each activity must have a co-ordinator.

f. Each participant must sign an acknowledgement of risk statement and have read the guidance set out in the fact sheet FS120087 Adult Groups in Adventurous Activities.


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