Reference form (RF)
As Scouts, we prepare young people with skills for life.
We encourage young people to do more, learn more, and be
more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people enjoy
fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to
succeed; now and in the future.
These 460,000 young people are supported by around
160,000 adult volunteers. The adult named above has
offered to volunteer/is currently volunteering for the
Scouts and has given your name as a referee.
As an organisation committed to the safeguarding of children
and young people, we must be sure that any new volunteers
are suitable before they can take on their role and we would
ask you to assist us in this important matter.
Could you please take a few minutes to complete this
reference, which will remain condential, and return it to
the person identied at the bottom of this page? It would
be very helpful to have your reply as soon as possible, so
that the voluntary appointment is processed as efciently
In commenting on the applicant, please would you bear in
mind that the appointment under consideration may involve
substantial work with children, young people or charitable
funds. We would therefore appreciate you being extremely
candid in your responses.
Name of applicant
Appointment under consideration
If you are interested in volunteering with the Scouts, take a
look at our website scouts.org.uk/get-involved to nd more
information about how you can help young people develop
skills for life.
Thank you for your help.
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of receiving a reference; this is to be used by us at
We do not share your personal data provided in this form with
any third parties, and we take your privacy seriously. The data
you provide to us is securely stored
For further details, please visit the Scouts’ Data Protection Policy
at scouts.org.uk/dppolicy. We will keep the data we capture from
this form for only as long as necessary. For further details on the
Scouts’ retention periods, please visit the Data Protection Policy
enter Scout District/County/Area/Region (Scotland) name.
enter where the data will be stored ie. (using secure online
storage/as paper-based records in locked cabinets).