Nights Away Permit Scheme

The Nights Away Permit Scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading nights away events for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.

Full details of the Nights Away Permit Scheme are here:

Information and Advice is available here:

Nights Away Events must folllow the guidance at the following links below

Midlothian’s Administrative Arrangements

COVID-19 Restrictions
As before all NIghts Away events must be approved by the District Commissioner. You must submit an overall Camp Risk Assessment that covers COVID-19 Measures. Seperate Risk Assessments should be in place for specific activities whilst Camping. Only the Camp Risk Assessement needs submitted to the DC on the Nights Away Notification (NAN) form, or shortly after.

Nights Away Notifications (NAN’s)
These must be completed using the online form at the link below, with 7 days notice minimum. Those camping for the 1st time since COVID, must give at least 14 days notice, as it is expected that your Camp Risk Assessment will need revised, in part.
Link to District NAN Form

You can use this link on tablets and mobile phones, it will also give a email receipt.

Please note NAN’s submitted via Word or any other method or format will not be accepted.

Applying for a Nights Away Permit

Please email Richard Fairbairn, District Commissioner:

Date last updated 07/09/2021