About this website and these terms.

Access to this website is provided by New Forest District Scout Council (hereafter called New Forest Scouts). We are part of the UK Scout Association and follow the policy, organisation and rules of the association but are a separate charity with its own board of trustees. This website can be found at www.newforestscouts.org.uk.

These terms apply to your use of this website from the first time you use it. All users are bound by all of these terms and conditions and if you disagree with any of these then your access to this site is not permitted. We may need to change these terms and conditions from time to time so you should check back on a regular basis to ensure you agree to them.

This website is here to provide information about Scouting in the northern and western parts of the New Forest, to advise others on the benefits of becoming a Scout and volunteering with the Scouts and providing information so others can contact the district or their local group should they wish to.

Code of Conduct

You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.

Contributions to the website and emails

You agree to use the website (including communication tools like email facilities) in accordance with the following community rules which apply across all the website. Your contributions and emails:

  • must be civil, tasteful and patient with other users. Users may be of different ages, abilities and experience.
  • must not be disruptive, offensive or abusive. Contributions need to be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • must not be unlawful or objectionable. This includes harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material.
  • must not contain spam or off-topic material or contain advertising or promotion of a business.
  • must not impersonate or claim to be contributed by another.

Remember to be cautious about the personal information you reveal online.

By law you must not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature (including text, graphics, video, programs or audio) or contribute material to any website community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act.

If you breach these rules then we may contact you explaining why your contribution has been refused or edited. We may issue a warning or take action including temporary or permanent suspension from the contributing to the site. If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to this website or otherwise take part in disruptive behaviour on the website, and New Forest Scouts considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repetitive, we may provide information about the infringement to relevant third parties as required by statute. We reserve the right to delete any contribution at any time, for any reason.

Aged under 16

If you are aged under 16 years old, please ensure you have your parent or guardian’s permission to be part of this community. Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else for your safety. This includes school, telephone number, full name, home or email address.

Intellectual property

This website is copyright of New Forest District Scout Council and includes trademarks belonging to both New Forest Scouts and to The Scout Association. Any copyrights and trademarks belonging to the Scout Association are used correctly with permission.

By law you must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of New Forest Scouts, the Scout Association or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights. You must only submit or share contributions which are your own original work.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use or non-commercial use directly related to Scouting within the UK. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any website content except for your own personal use. Any other use of the website content requires the prior written permission of New Forest Scouts.

The names, images and logos identifying the Scout Association (including Scout Store, Unity Insurance Services, Scout Adventures) or third parties are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of those parties. These terms do not give any right or license to use these marks, rights or copyrights.

Contributions to the website

These rules mostly apply to logged in users who are adding content to the website. This is because we do not turn on comments by default as this website is not intended for a conversation. You are welcome to email us if you have questions.

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with us you agree to grant to us free of charge, permission to use the material. This may include changing it or adapting it to make better use of it or sharing it to the media or other parts of the Scouts, primarily Hampshire Scouts and the Scout Association. The copyright of your contribution will remain with you and you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

In order that we can use your contribution, you confirm that it is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give us permission to use it for the purposes above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/carer if they are under 16. We may wish to contact you in relation to your contribution.

Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with us. If you do not want to grant us the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the website.

Your privacy

To contribute to this website you may be required to register and log in to the website. Any information provided to the website is handled in line with our Privacy Policy.

All users of this website will have their data handled fairly in line with our Privacy policy. See that policy for more information.

External sites

This site contains links to other websites. We cannot control what is on these sites in any way and we’re not responsible for what is on them. If there is any content which affects you then report the content to the website owner. If a link is broken or seems to lead to an odd place, then let us know. Links to any third party website does not amount to endorsement by us or the Scout Association and any use is at your own risk.

Disclaimers and limitations

The content and management of this website is by Scouting volunteers and the views expressed are theirs and not necessarily that of New Forest Scouts or the Scout Association. New Forest Scouts are not responsible for any content posted by Scouting volunteers or members of the public on the website nor for its availability.

This website’s content (including information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons) relating to what we do (products and services or third party products and services) is provided as is and on an as available basis.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We can’t guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by us is correct at the time of publication, we can’t accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

You agree to indemnify New Forest Scouts against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of any breach of these terms and conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the website.

These terms do not limit or exclude New Forest Scouts’ liability for death or personal injury caused by our proven negligence. Subject to this, New Forest Scouts shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): loss of data, revenue or anticipated profits, business, opportunity, goodwill or injury to reputation, losses suffered by third parties or any damages arising from the use of this website.

We can’t guarantee this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. It is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your use of this website.


If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by reason of the laws of a country then the affected law shall be deleted from the terms with the remaining terms continuing to be binding and enforceable.

If we delay in enforcing any right in these terms does not mean we give up our right to enforce it.

These terms are governed by the laws of England. They have jurisdiction over any disputes. You can ask us any questions about these terms by contacting us or by emailing [email protected].