From 1st January 2016 Archery is covered as an adventerous activity by the Scout Permit Scheme. So if you wish to deliver archery sessions for your members you need to apply for permit in the same way as activities like canoeing, boating, climbing and hill walking. It does not matter if you are qualified and hold a current archery qualification you will still need to apply for a permit to run sessions. The application process for those with current live qualifications should be a be fairly straightforward paperwork exercise while for most individuals who current deliver this activity without a live qualification then the norm would be for them to attend a practical assessment with Scout County appointed Archery Assessor.
The permit progress is all explained in the following links: Factsheet FS120100 and Adventerous Activity Permit Scheme Applicants Guide.
The specific information relating to Archery Permits can be found by clicking here.
The County has appointed four Archery Assessors; all four Assessors are for the level – non compound bows which we believe will cover the vast majority of permits in this area. Tim Scott is our overall County Archery Advisor and he can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org to allocate assessors as approparite.
We fear there will be a bit of a rush to get permits in palace for those who already carrying out this activity within their own Groups or Districts so we are initially instigating the following plan: -
Once we have cleared the initial backlog then I will post up the direct contact details for the Archery Assessor and individuals can contact them direct for assessment but initially all applications must come via myself.
Also remember that the Assessors are just doing the assessment for the Permit and it is the DC’s or CC who issue the Permit (as point 7 above).
Please be patience with us in this matter and try to work with the team so we can get everyone who needs an Archery Permit up and running before the summer. If you are unclear about any of this do not hesitate to contact me.