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:

Midlothian’s Administrative Arrangements

COVID-19 Restrictions
As before all NIghts Away events must be approved by the District Commissioner. In light of the changing landscape, and complexity of the current situation, the District Commissioner will require more engagement than previously on you plans. If you plan to hold a nights away event, contact him at the earliest opportunity, so you can be supported to ensure that the event is safe and is approved.
Also remember that due to the changing landscape, you may have to cancel your camp at short notice, be mindful of this and financial issues surrounding this.

Please contact Richard Fairbairn, District Commissioner:

Nights Away Notifications (NAN’s)
These must be completed using the online form at the link below, with 7 days notice minimum.

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: