An important part of scouting is an active engagement in outdoor activities by scouts and cubs, one of the things that makes scouts a unique organisation is that it facilitates opportunities for cubs and scouts to experience outdoors adventure with an element of risk or perceived danger.
Bearing this in mind it is the responsibility of the scouter or senior scout to ensure all safety precautions are adhered to and thought through whenever facilitating an outdoor activity away from the normal scout meeting place.
To help you in this endeavour there are number of things for you to consider.
1. Outdoor activity regulations: http://scouts.org.za/scouts/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Scouts-and-Scout-Leaders-Outdoor-Activity-Regulations.pdf
2. Outdoor activity application form to be signed by the District Commissioner and sent through to HQ: http://scouts.org.za/scouts/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Scouts-and-Scout-Leaders-Outdoor-Activity.pdf
or apply on scouts online: http://www.wcpermits.org.za/register/index.php