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Outdoor Activities

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by admin

Various outdoor activity centres provide a range of activities that are used by youth members and leaders of the Scout Association Isle of Man.

These activities include both water and land based activities including kayaking, climbing, shooting, archery, hill walking etc.

POR is clear and precise and it is the responsibility of all leaders proposing to undertake any adventurous activity to ensure that the external service provider is qualified to the appropriate minimum standard eg. BCU Coach [level dependent on waters], SPA/CWA depending on venue, Range Conducting Officer, Archery GB, HML/ML depending on terrain and that the external provider has full insurance.

The activities offered by the centres may change from time to time and indeed at certain times of the year they may employ staff with additional qualifications so when booking any activity you will need to check their qualifications every time.

A number of leaders have a T1 hill walking permit and 2/3 leaders a T2 permit. Again, POR is clear. Only leaders with a T1 [or T2] permit may take youth members above 500m thus Snaefell, Beinn y Phott and North Barrule to Clagh Ouyr are out of bounds. Other rules also apply such as ratios, number of permit holders etc. Please be mindful of these rules when organising letterboxing etc. and remember a full risk assessment needs to be prepared.

If in doubt ask Stephen Hearnden (AIC Activities) or myself.

Guy

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