Recent news coverage has caused some concern and confusion for members, parents and Leaders in Scouting about the arrangements for the new Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the position Scouting takes on knives.

The Scout Associaiton has placed information on its website to clarify how both of these issues affect and relate to Scouting.

Scouting clarifies implications of Independent Safeguarding Authority regulations

Scouting refutes knife ban claim

For further information please contact the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818.