Nights Away Information

Nights Away Badge

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.

The permit scheme

You can find full details of the nights away permit scheme in the factsheets below. These include factsheets for specific roles such as commissioner and applicant.

There is also an assessment checklist that the nights away adviser uses to assess any applicants for nights away permits.

Forms and resources

To apply for a nights away permit you will need to contact your nights away adviser. Below is an application form that you can attach to emails or print out and fill in by hand.

The nights away notification form (Form NAN) can also be attached to emails, or printed out and completed by hand.

As well as being available from the Scout Information Centre, nights away permit holders can download a nights away passport to use for young people-led nights away events.