Health & Safety

In order to ensure a safe environment for all our users we have basic rules for the benefit of all.

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Event leaders

Your event leader is responsible for the supervision and welfare of the adults and young people in your party. All event leaders should report to office on arrival. 

First aid

We do not supply first aid kits in any of our buildings or on the camping area. It is your responsibility to make sure they have your own adequate first aid kit and provision. The Warden can provide basic dressings, (particularly for day users of the centre), in the case of minor injuries.


All our buildings are strictly no smoking and consideration to others should be given when smoking outdoors. Please do not smoke in front of young people and anywhere on the campsite. Please dispose of cigarette ends in the disposal bins provided.


When consuming alcohol anywhere in the centre please take care. Consideration must be given to the welfare of the members of your party and to the other people using the centre, particularly young people. Under no circumstances may alcohol be consumed in public areas of the centre or in front of other centre users. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the site who is obviously under the influence of alcohol and causing a nuisance.

Respect for other users

Please observe our loud noise curfew between 10.30pm and 7.30am. Please ensure that members of your party do not pass through other users sites. Radios are generally not encouraged. Please ensure that any radios or similar cannot be heard from any neighbouring sites and turn them down if asked. Please seek authorisation to use amplified music or voice from the Warden.


The centre speed limit is strictly 5 miles per hour. Please ensure all drivers in your party are aware of this, including those dropping off or collecting people.

Parents/carers must not drive on to the camping areas to drop off or pick young people up. They should be told to park in the car park and walk to the site.

Vehicles are not generally allowed on camping areas. If the site is dry, we may allow vehicles on site to unload bulky camping equipment. However permission must be obtained from the Centre Manager beforehand and car must be moved the car park as soon as they have been unloaded. 

Vehicles must not be driven off the designated roadways, parking and loading areas. Please seek permission before driving to a building or camp area; to avoid incurring a fee should we have to recover your vehicle from the site. 

Waste disposal & recycling

Please do not dig pits anywhere on the centre's grounds. All rubbish is to be disposed of in recycling bins/industrial waste bins at the entrance. The disposal of large amounts of non-camp rubbish such as old camping equipment and tents is not allowed.

Toilets and showers

We strive to keep the toilets and showers in good condition, however, if you find during the course of your stay this is not so, or discover toilets blocked or lack of toilet paper etc. then please tell the Warden so that we can address the situation. Please do not use the shower areas to clean your muddy boots.

Breakage or damage

Please report any breakages or damage at the earliest possible opportunity to allow for prompt replacement or repair.

We reserve the right to charge groups/users for any damage caused to buildings and/or equipment caused by members of your group during your stay.

Firewood and fires

Fires are permit in alter fires only. Firewood is available from our wood pile. Please use it conservatively and return any unused wood to the woodpile. Do not put hot ashes in the waste bins or dispose of in the hedges.


Dogs (and other pets) are not allowed in our buildings or camping grounds unless specific permission has been obtained from the Centre Manager.

The Scout Association policies

All users of the South London Scout Centre must agree to adhere to The Scout Associations Safety and Safeguarding policies.

All event leaders must ensure that every adult (over the age of 18) has followed the checking procedure as laid out by their organisation and has been deemed suitable to work with children. The Scout Association's “Young people first” rules and guidelines  apply at all times. All adults staying overnight must be DBS cleared. See the links below for more information.