Activity Permit Scheme

Activity Permit Scheme

Our Movement’s Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading adventurous activities for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.

The Permit Scheme 

Full details of the adventurous activity permit scheme can be found in the factsheets below. Activity-specific factsheets and assessment checklists can be found in the A-Z of Activities ( 

Application Form  

This application form can be used to apply for a permit for any activity, although there is no requirement to use it if you have other means of making contact with an assessor or booking onto an assessment course. It can be filled in online to be sent as an email attachment to speed up the process if required, or printed off and sent as a hard copy. Details of the different types of permit it is possible to apply for can be found in the factsheet FS120100 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.

When making an application it is always useful to include all relevant logged experience. To help with this you can use the blank log books below, or any other versions you may have. Again it is possible to fill these in online and send as email attachments, or print off as hard copies. Attached please find log books that relate to the most common applications for permits

Activity Permit Assessment Courses 

If you are searching for an assessment for an adventurous activity permit, contact the DC and the details of all relevant course will be forwarded to you. Every month courses are run at a Northern Ireland level, particularly

Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS) 

The manager of the activity permit scheme (MAPS) in each county (or area or region (Scotland)) is a way of identifying who is responsible for the management of the activity permit scheme locally. This will most often fall under the remit of the Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Activities, who in Co. Antrim is Mark Dick – The DC will organise this with him when it becomes pertinent.”