In 2008 The Scout Association received confirmation from HM Government that Scouting is, by definition, not considered “child care” and so elements of the Children’s Act do not apply to The Scout Association. This includes registration with OFSTED as a childcare provider.

Subsequently, the use of child care vouchers or getting help paying for child care is not applicable to Scouting. See “Childcare you can get help paying for” on GOV.UK.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls