Free Camping for Scout & Guide Leaders

From 1st January 2018 we are introducing a policy where Adult Scout & Guide Leaders camp for free when camping with their group of young people.

If an adult leader is giving up their valuable time to support the development of young people for a weekend, we should be doing all we can to make that as easy as possible for them and charging those people doesn’t feel right to us. So, within a few sensible parameters, Scout & Guide Leaders will now camp for free at Bibbys Farm:

  • This applies to adult volunteers, young leaders are still included in the youth total for camp fees
  • The offer applies to groups with “sensible” adult to young people ratios. The guidelines are 1 to 8 plus the leader in charge
  • Adult only camps are not included i.e. for a social weekend or programme planning weekend
  • The offer applies to camping only. Adults still make up the per-person charges when using buildings
  • Events or courses are not free for adult leaders
  • We will operate a “common sense” approach to charging. If for example, a group consisted of 6 Scouts plus 6 leaders, we would give two free leader places