With approximately 9,000 Scout Groups in the United Kingdom and its dependent territories, a support structure is clearly necessary.
Policy, Organisation and Rules (referred to as POR), defines the structure of Scouting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and provides information about its management and training.
POR also provides support and guidance to help us all run Scouting. It is revised at least once a year to ensure it includes updates and important changes.
You should use this handbook in conjunction with POR. The latest version is available to view and download in individual chapters or in a single PDF document from the national website at www.scouts.org.uk/por