Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are a licensed charity in the UK and our website does not monetise from any content posted here through the means of advertisements except those represented under the UK Scouts sponsorship arrangements. We do not collect tracking data (of which we are aware) and any information given to us (e.g. through forms) will not be shared with 3rd parties without express permission.

Safe from Harm

It’s the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect. We aim to follow the following guidelines to ensure the personal safety of young people:

Website content should not easily identify young people

  • Do not use young people’s full names
  • Do not give out young people’s email addresses or other contact details
  • Do not label or identify photography of young people
  • Obtain parent/guardian permission for the use of a young person’s image
  • If possible, avoid using names at all or shuffle the names if they coincide with photography

If you see that any content breaks any of these guidelines, please contact us.


All images and media used are done so with the permission of the creator and the creator of these images has been made aware and given permission for their works to be used on this site or are licenced for use by UK Scouts. Photographs, illustrations and other images are able to be copied, shared and used by those on the internet. Any person’s shown in media on this site MUST have express permission for themselves to be shown publicly on the internet.

Any persons shown in these media reserves the right to ask for any content to be removed at anytime however they should be aware that removing an image from a website does not remove it from the internet.

Any and all media can and will be removed periodically.


Some current or future functionality on the site may involve saving your name, email address and website in cookies. Some plugins may also use cookies. These are for your convenience and are generally removed within a year.

If this website contains a login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Google’s reCaptcha

To help avoid spam admissions for our forms, we use the Google ReCaptcha V2 service. Google ReCaptcha uses cookies to track the user’s behaviour across the website. This is done under legitimate interest – to keep the website and any data held secure and to minimise any additional administration work done by our volunteers. If the reCaptcha service is unable to verify whether you are a legitimate user filling in a form, you will be challenged to complete a series of actions to prove you are not a robot.

If you do not wish to use our forms because of this, you can email a member of the team found on the Get in Touch page and we can admit your data to the system without this.

Click here to see our full Cookie Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

If you are on one of our waiting lists, you data may only be passed down to groups in our area. We will not pass your information to any Scout Group or 3rd party without your consent.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Any other data will be dealt with and managed as we would with all other data under UK Scouts guidance and the details of any young person must be deleted when they turn 18.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.