Malcolm Kerry continues in the role of Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme for NI. Please ensure that all correspondence re activity permit assessors, assessments and records is now addressed to him at his new e-mail address activitypermits@scoutsni.org

Up Coming Events

Dragnet 2019
Calling all Explorers and Network members.
NI Scouts are looking at entering a number of Teams in Dragnet 2019.
When 5th – 7th July 2019
What is Dragnet 2019.
A 30 mile trek through the mountainous terrain on foot, in the wilds of the Lake District, as a team of four bonafide Explorer or Network Scouts. Setting off from a secret drop off point late on Friday night, and from there navigate back to the defined Dragnet Base Camp, aiming to arrive on Sunday morning, as close to 11:00 am as possible.
Just in case you’re thinking ‘that’s not challenging’, we have introduced a twist, you are not only competing with up to 60 other teams. Your team will also be given ‘life’ cards which can be taken from you at any point on route, by a team of experienced Searchers made up of Explorer and Network Leaders. So your teamwork, navigation and survival skills will be tested to the limit whilst you evade capture.
The cost of the trip will be around £115 (this could change depending on the number attending and cost of transport at booking). This includes all transport to and from the event (starting and ending at Ardnavally Scout Centre), Dinner on the Friday night and Sunday night and entrance fee for the event. This is to be paid after selection
There will be a selection event run in the Mourne Mountains before the event.
Application forms for Explorers / Network Dragnet 2019 application form Explorers-Network
We will be looking for 4 leaders to attend the event and take part as searchers.
Application from for Leaders Dragnet 2019 application form Leaders
More information on the Event can be found at http://www.dragnet.org.uk/



Beginners Hill Walking Permit Training

All places are taken so the Course is fully booked. If you want to still submit a booking form I can put you on a wanting list encase someone drops out or we might run another course this year depending on the interest.

When – 22nd -24th March 2019
Where – Crawfordsburn Scout Centre
Cost of course – £45.00 camping (Pods available at an additional cost). Payment and completed booking form to be received by closing date of 4th March 2019.
Max number 15 (so get in quick)
Details – This course has been designed for beginners at mountain navigation and is open to all leaders interested in taking kids into the mountains but is steered towards Scout and Explorer leaders.The weekend will deliver the skills that are needed to apply for a Hill Walking permit.
We will be in the Mourne Mountains on the Saturday and Belfast Hills on the Sunday. There will be sufficient qualified leaders there to instruct on a 1 to 3 ratio.
Equipment needed – Tent, sleeping bag, Karrimat, day sack, waterproofs, hiking boots, hat, gloves, flask, drinks bottle, torch, map of the Mourne Mountains and map of the Belfast hills.
Pre course theory – after registering for the course you will be emailed a power point presentation which contains basic map and compass skills. You will be expected to have reviewed this and be familiar with the content prior to the course.
To apply for the course please complete the booking form (Beginners Hill walking Permit training booking form) and email back to Activities@scoutsni.org


Activity Permit Application forms

Water permit click here – Permit-Water Apr 2015

Hills permit click here – Permit-Hills Jan 16

Archery permit click here – Permit-Archery Jan 16

Climb/Abseil permit click here – Permit-Climb&Abseil

Activity Permit Assessor list

How do you select an Assessor click here –How to find a Permit Assessor

Richard Dorrian – NIC (Activities)

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