I attended the county assessors meeting last week.
The number of activities available to scouts is being restricted by the availability of permit holders. Not just in Narrowboating, but across the whole gamut of available activities.
Ask yourseves this, would you like to be able to take you scouts on an activity you do not hold a permit for by borrowing a permit holder, and if so would you be willing to provide coverage for another troup?
Do you know someone who would be prepared to train to become a permit holder.
Don’t forget they don’t need to be a leader, but they will need to hold a Scout Association’s CRB Check.