Guide for Good Camping

You should also read the Code for Campers and the Common Sense Rules when staying at a Meet, which are in SiteSeeker. If your parents aren’t members, your Youth Leader will be able to give you a copy to read.

1. Report to your Youth Leader, Camp Steward or the Holiday Site Manager on arrival.

2. Show respect to the landowner’s property – trees, fences, farm buildings, equipment and stock.

3. Noise from radios, television and other sources (e.g. generators) should be kept to a minimum and there should be no noise whatsoever between 11pm and 7am.

4. Never leave litter anywhere. If there aren’t any bins, take your litter home with you.

5. Check your pitch carefully before you leave to make sure you’ve not left anything behind – whether that’s litter or those all important tent pegs!

6. All vehicles are restricted to 5 mph on the site (learner drivers are not allowed). At night, vehicles must be parked at right angles to any slope.

7. Open fires are not allowed - except with the permission of the Camp Steward, in a place agreed with them.

8. Be careful not to trespass on land or water next to the site.

9. If you’re under 16, you can only camp on Club operated sites with your Region, District Association or Section while under adult supervision.

a. If you’ve passed your Youth Test and you’re aged 14-16, you’re allowed to camp without adult supervision

10. You can’t share a tent with members of the opposite sex, or, if you’re in a same-sex relationship, with your partner.

11. You can’t invite non-members to camp at Club Meets – this is because the Club is only allowed to run Meets for existing members.

12. You should keep a first aid kit handy – just in case.

13. For safety reasons, you’re not allowed to fly kites, model aircraft or drones or to use catapults, air-guns, fire-arms, bows and arrows, etc., on site.

14. You can play ball games, but you need to get the permission of the Camp Steward and make sure you’re in an open space well away from the tents, caravans and motorhomes.

15. When you’re out and about in the countryside, make sure you leave any gates as you found them.