Leaders Resources

This page aims to provide leaders with links to resources, to help them plan sessions and activities, as well as covering set out guidance from The Scout Association

Official Information

POR – Policy, Organisation and Rules, or POR, is the document which governs everything from badge placement to criteria for permits and rules for running activities. If you want to know how The Scout Association feel about an activity, or if there are any restrictions, this document will have the official answer.

Green Card – This card outlines the rules around the use of alcohol at Scouting events

Purple Card – This card outlines the correct procedure to follow should there be an emergency, including who to contact (and when), safeguarding and a number of Do and Don’t actions

White Card – This card is aimed at safety, and helping you run safe activities, sessions, and events. It contains a number of bullet point taken from POR, to allow for quick referencing

Orange Card – This card is aimed at Young Leaders, and outlines the safeguarding code of practice they should follow

Yellow Card – This card is aimed at Adult Leaders and Volunteers, and outlines the safeguarding code of practice they should follow

Risk Assessment Template – Every activity must be risk assessed before running it, and then the risk assessment reviewed after running, and prior to running again, this includes all games and activities, camps and events.

ID Check & DBS Form – All leaders need to have an up to date DBS, and must have it renewed every 5 years, this form is required as part of this process

3rd Party Activity Ideas

Pawprint Badges – This site will provide themed activities for most celebratory days (such as Burns Night or Chinese New Year), with a badge available for members completing the activities, this is a great way to get ideas for adding something different to your programme

Easier Scouting – This site is a massive resource, covering activities for all badges, in all sections. There is a subscription fee to get access, but it is extremely cheap for what is available.

Scouting Items

Burntstuff.com – This site will customise anything from woggles, to camp cutlery, to whistles, and many other items. This is a great way to get special prizes, or commemorative items made, especially as the profits go back into Scouting

One Stop Scouting – Everything from official uniform, to fun badges, neckers and woggles, with a pile of other items to make Scouting even more fun