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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    Your local explorer leaders would be extremely grateful to receive some scouts that could organise programme activities.
    This man speaks the truth.

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    At what point does it become a scouting activity rather than a group of friends meeting up and doing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinytim92 View Post
    At what point does it become a scouting activity rather than a group of friends meeting up and doing something?
    I have a friend who just had that argument with the forestry commission. Apparently 5 friends and their kids meeting at an abandoned fire pit on FC land incurs a 120 per meeting charge... If they don't remove the site out of spite first.

    It's a good point though, where do we draw the line?

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    Probably where we play any part in the organising or suggesting of the activity.

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    2 of my Scouts told me this week that they go for either a 6 mile hike or a 16 mile bike ride every weekend.

    I dare any Leader to tell their parents that, just because they are Scouts, they are not allowed out without risk assesments, adult supervision and other such impositions on their right to enjoy the countryside.

    We are supposed to be encouraging them to get scOUTing, aren't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevynxxx View Post
    I have a friend who just had that argument with the forestry commission. Apparently 5 friends and their kids meeting at an abandoned fire pit on FC land incurs a 120 per meeting charge... If they don't remove the site out of spite first.

    It's a good point though, where do we draw the line?
    Point them at their own guidance then!
    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fce-r...dens-fires.pdf
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    We encourage Scouts to run their own activities either as patrols of Scouts or as a Group of friends outside of Scouting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
    Point them at their own guidance then!
    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fce-r...dens-fires.pdf
    I don't think to be fair that that guidance, pragmatic though it is, precludes charging for group activities rather than just single families if their policy says they do. That's a bit like Council parks charging fitness clubs and such but not individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    I don't think to be fair that that guidance, pragmatic though it is, precludes charging for group activities rather than just single families if their policy says they do. That's a bit like Council parks charging fitness clubs and such but not individuals.

    Neil
    It would seem to suggest that destroying what was there so it couldn't be re-used (literally taking a chain saw to things they had built themselves and abandoned) is not the right tack to take though.....

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