Well there's nothing like getting outside and breathing in some fresh air! Outdoor activities have always been an integral part of Guiding and is one of the things that sets us aside from many other youth clubs. Our outdoor education programmes provide opportunities for:
- learning to live together
- leadership and character development
- and most of all, for having fun!
You'll find copies of our policy and forms along with information on the outdoor award and camp skills on the left of this page.
Code of Practice
It is intended that this Code of Practice should be beneficial to all Guiders in charge of outdoor activity groups as well as those within the Association who have a responsibility for the welfare and safety of young people under their care, whether they are or are not directly involved in the outdoor programme.
The Guider-in-Charge has responsibility to ensure that:
1. The outdoor activity has a clear and acceptable objective.
2. There has been proper and adequate planning and preparation for the activity, including checking all equipment ensuring clothing and transport are in proper order and suitable for the proposed activity.
3. The Guiders have adequate knowledge and information of the area and any
4. The Guiders involved should be recognised by the Association and have the
necessary training as specified by CGI's Outdoor Policy.
5. All Guiders, young people and adult helpers involved in activities should be
currently registered and insured as members of CGI and should have updated
membership cards or documentation to prove this.
6. The appropriate approval forms have been submitted and signed by the relevant Outdoor Advisor/Commissioner.
7. Parental Consent Forms and Health Forms have been received for each member of the group under the age of 18 years. All Guiders should also fill in a Health Form.
8. Satisfactory insurance arrangements have been completed pertaining to the
activity being undertaken. Please refer to the most up to date Insurance document.
9. The proposed activity is well within the technical competence and experience of all the Guiders involved.
10. The group has been adequately prepared for the proposed activity with pre-event briefing or training having been carried out as necessary.
11. The Guiders are fully familiar with emergency procedures and relevant
organisations within the area of operation.
12. All Guiders are aware of access and conservation regulations in the area of
operation. (refer to Leave no Trace)