Big Night Out 2

What is the Big Night Out?
The Big Night Out is an activity camp that takes place every four years and is run by Thanet District Scouts.

When will the next Big Night Out take place?
The next “Big Night Out 2” will take place from Friday 21st June 2019 – Sunday 23rd June 2019 at Quex Park, Birchington.

Who can attend the Big Night Out?
This activity camp is open to all Scout Groups and Explorer Units within Thanet District Scouts and to all sections including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Network. Please contact your Scout Group/Explorer Unit for more information.

What activities will take place at the next Big Night Out?
The next Big Night Out will be bigger and bolder than ever! There are a huge range of activities planned for the young people including climbing, archery, bag drop, inflatables, disco, paintball and much more…


Key Dates
– 15th February 2019 – Deadline for BNO2 Badge Competition Entries.
– 28th February 2019 – Deadline for Scout Groups/Units for deposits and numbers of young people and adults attending.
– 21st May 2019 – Deadline for Scout Groups/Units to provide remaining payments and information about names of adults attending.


Additional Information for Leaders/Volunteers:
All adults attending should be added to Compass and also have a valid Scouting DBS along with up to date safety & safeguarding training which can be completed via e-learning here:
e-learning Safety training
e-learning Safeguarding training

The above e-learning training modules must be validated on Compass by our District Local Training Manager prior to the event.

Each Scout Group must run one activity on the Saturday and Sunday, please notify the BNO2 Planning Committee with your chosen activity as soon as possible to avoid duplication.

Although a Nights Away Permit Holder is not required from each Scout Group, as this is a District camp, the District NAN Form should still be used by Scout Groups to document the number of adults attending. The latest District NAN Form can be found in the documents/forms section below.

Each Scout Group should ensure that they have sufficient adults with up to date training including first aiders (St John Ambulance will also be on hand to assist with First Aid). Scout Groups are also responsible for ensuring that adult to young people ratios are met.

Each participant will wear a wristband and an activity matrix will be provided to Scout Groups so that young people can get activities ticked off.


Downloadable Forms/Documents:
Big Night Out 2 – Programme
District NAN Form – Version 4
District NAN Form – Supplementary Form
Big Night Out 2 – Consent Form
Big Night Out 2 – Group Entry Form
Big Night Out 2 – Explorer Booking Form
Big Night Out 2 – Shooting Form
Big Night Out 2 – Paintball Acknowledgement of Risk Form 
Big Night Out 2 – Digital Image Policy
Big Night Out 2 – Scout Football Competition Rules
Big Night Out 2 – Site Plan
Big Night Out 2 – Waste Policy
Big Night Out 2 – Activities/Duties Rota
Big Night Out 2 – Water Fight Rules
Big Night Out 2 – Toilet Cleaning Rota


Official Event Clothing:
Official event clothing is now available to purchase online directly from our supplier by following this link:
Big Night Out 2 Official Clothing


Further Information for Leaders [Click on each image to enlarge]: