Nights Away Permit Scheme

The Nights Away Permit Scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading nights away events for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so.

Full details of the Nights Away Permit Scheme are here:,358,575

Midlothian’s Administrative Arrangements

Nights Away Permit Scheme

Please note there are changes to the Night Away Scheme

The normal 7 days notice still applies, and additional notice for overseas events.
You can send a Nights Away Notification, 1 of 2 ways
Online Form
We have updated the Online Nights Away Notification Form, it is here

You can use this link on tablets and mobile phones, it will also give a email receipt.

The NAN form, must be emailed to The form has been improved and is far easier to complete and save now.

Nights Away Notification Form (NAN)

To submit your NAN you can do one of the following: – Remember the deadlines

Applying for a Nights Away Permit

Please email Richard Fairbairn, Nights Away Adviser: