Applying or renewing an Adventurous Activities Permit
All applications and renewals are now handled online. Click here to access the system. You can also access the process for applicants, the process for assessors and the process for DCs. For any queries, please contact [email protected]
Major update to funding for Activity Training
We have just extended our grants scheme to cover more activities. In addition more people are now eligible and you do not have to wait until the next closing date for a decision. More information is available here.
Leading Adventurous Activities
You can track the progress of your application or add further evidence or information by returning to 'Activity permits' and clicking on 'My permits'. Clicking on the relevant permit will bring up a page with an edit button.
Those who cannot log onto this website as a member of Berkshire Scouting (e.g. they do not have access to the internet, are not yet on Compass or are from another County) will need to complete a copy of the standard application form and either post together with copies of any relevant qualifications and a log of all recent relevant experience to the County Administrator, Berkshire County Scout Office, Sindlesham Court, Mole Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham RG41 5EA (telephone 0118 978 8292) or e-mail it all to [email protected].
County Activity Units
We are developing a number of County Activity Units to provide specialised support for leaders interested in giving their young people experiences of different adventurous activities as part of the adventure and outdoors programme. You can find out more about them on their webpages:
Activity Training Programme
Advanced first Aid training for adventurous activitiesFor all those who want or need advanced first aid we run a programme of 16 hour Outdoor Pursuits courses at well below commercial rates. See the activity training page.
Recent & Forthcoming Events
County Dragon Boat Regatta Sunday 1st July 2018
This year our County Dragon Boat Regatta will be on Sunday the 1st of July at Wokingham Waterside Centre.
As in the past, this will be a fun event open to teams of Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and SN members. Moreover, it will enable Cubs & Scouts to obtain one of the new activity badges without doing anything else.
No previous experience or equipment is required as the Waterside Centre will provide the boats, paddles, buoyancy aids etc. as well as qualified helms who will tell your team what to do. The maximum number in a team is 11 (10 paddlers and one drummer) but don't worry if you are one or two short as that usually makes little difference.
We also accept mixed teams (i.e. either from more than 1 section in a Group or from 2 or more Groups or Units), but remember that the competition that you are entered in will be determined by the age of your oldest paddler.
You will be responsible for your team between races and all Cub, Scout & Explorer teams must be accompanied by a Leader and adequate adult support. While we will again be providing some land based activities for those waiting to race, there will not be enough for everyone and there is plenty of space for you to organise your own games.
Our County World Jamboree contingents will be selling hot & cold food & drinks at reasonable prices throughout the day.
The cub competition will be held in the morning and all the others in the afternoon.
The entry fee is £ 75 per team and will give your team at least 2 races.
To apply complete the application form and complete & submit it as instructed on the form together with the full fee. The number of places on this very popular event is limited and applications will be taken on a first come first served basis, so do not leave it until the closing date of the 3rd of June. Further, if you apply for more than one team per competition, initially we will only accept 1 team and will put the others on the reserve list.