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Health & Safety

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

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 despose 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 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. We may allow vehicles on site to unload bulky camping equipment. However permission must be obtained from the Warden beforehand and car must be moved the car park. 

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.

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.

Insurance & liability

As a responsible organisation, The Scout Association has legal liability insurance to cover its potential liabilities to visitors to its premises and participants in activities arising, in negligence. Users of the South London Scout Centre should consider whether they wish to obtain other insurances, such as cancellation or personal accident insurance.


At certain times South London Scouts may take photos to use in their promotional material. If any members of your party do NOT want to appear in any such photography they should notify us prior to your visit and advise the Warden upon your arrival. We also uses elements of guest feedback including letters and feedback forms in some promotional material. If you do NOT wish to be quoted, please inform us on any written material that you submit to us.

The Scout Association policies

All users of the South London Scout Centre must agree to adhere to The Scout Associations Health and Safety and Child Protection 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. 

Force majeure 

The South London Scout Centre shall not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform any obligation or alterations and cancellations due to any cause beyond The Centre's reasonable control. This includes strikes, lock-outs, labour disputes, acts of God, war, riot, civil commotion, terrorism, malicious damage, threats to safety, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule regulation, or direction, accident, environmental contamination, pandemic, outbreak of disease, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, difficulty or increased expense in obtaining workmen, materials, goods or raw materials.