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How to run/provide climbing / abseiling

There are 3 ways of running Climbing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity – running climbing yourself or using someone else in Scouting
  2. Externally-led activity – running climbing using an external provider
  3. Activity for adult groups – running climbing for a group entirely of adults

There are 3 ways of running Abseiling in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity – running abseiling yourself or using someone else in Scouting
  2. Externally-led activity – running abseiling using an external provider
  3. Activity for adult groups – running abseiling for a group entirely of adults

The Scout permit scheme

A Clear Process is a resource that aims to explain how to access adventurous activities within Scouting and how you could work towards providing more experiences. It’s not a one stop shop for everything you need to know but hopefully it will help you understand the first steps you need to take.

Factsheets on climbing and abseiling

The following activity factsheets are relevant to this activity:

Rules on climbing and abseiling

The following activity rules are relevant to this activity:

West Sussex Scout climbing / abseiling information