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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Outdoor in 24

Take a look at our support, resources and ideas for getting outdoors in Scouts throughout 2024 and beyond.

Outdoor in 24 is encouraging Scout sections, from Squirrels to Network, to get outside throughout 2024.

Whether it's for one meeting, going on a Night Away event or taking on the Outdoors in 24 challenge, we're hoping to get young people trying something new in the great outdoors this year. There's even an extra 24 hours from the leap year in 2024 for you to get outside.

If you're a new volunteer wondering where to start, or an experienced volunteer looking for some new ideas, we’ve brought together resources to help you plan and run outdoor activities with your groups.

We’re also encouraging volunteers to look into getting your Nights Away Permit and Adventurous Activities Permit if you want to. 

From making art from natural materials or sleeping under the stars to paddle-boarding across a lake or visiting a local farm, what will you get up to in the great outdoors this year?

Take on the Outdoor in 24 challenge!

Our Outdoors in 24 challenge is a list of 24 exciting activities for you to complete in 2024 to earn the blanket badge. The activities on it can be adapted to your age, group, ability and location.

Take on the challenge >
Outdoor in 24 blanket badge

Our Outdoor in 24 blanket badge is now available to celebrate completing the Outdoor in 24 challenge or for a Nights Away event in 2024.

Check out the badge >
Staying safe during outdoor activities and Nights Away

From example risk assessments to hot weather guidance, discover our guidance for staying safe in Scouts.

Staying safe and safeguarding >
Badges for Nights Away

Celebrate the number of times you’ve been away with Scouts to with our Nights Away Staged Activity Badge.

Find out more about the badge >
Badges for Outdoor Activities

From gardening and street sports to watersports and road safety, there are lots of badges that involve outdoor activities.

Check out the badges >
Badges to work towards on camp

Whether you enjoy photography, cooking or craft, check out the badges you can work towards on camp.

Check out the badges >
Get your Adventurous Activities Permit

The Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to make sure that all those leading adventurous activities in Scouts have the skills, suitability and experience to do so.

Discover the scheme >
Try our Adventurous Activities

From ghyll scrambling and kayaking to zip wire and mountain biking, take a look at how to include adventurous activities in your programme safely.

Check out the activities >
Campfire Songs

Warm up your voices and take a look at our exciting list of campfire songs.

Discover the songs >
Campfire Recipes

Discover our campfire recipes and cook up lots of delicious dishes.

Take a look at some tasty treats. >
Camp Menu Guidance

Take a look at our guidance on how to plan the perfect menu for a Night Away event.

Plan your menu >
Themed Camps

From Space to Pirates, why not create a theme for your camp or event for added some added fun? You could create themed games, activities and food.

Plan your theme >
Packing for residential events and Nights Away

Whether it's your first time camping or you’re an experienced camper, having the right kit makes for a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Discover kit lists and equipment >

Take a look at the Scouts Brand Centre and search for ‘Outdoor in 24’ to find a range of certificates to celebrate your Nights Away adventures.

Visit the brand centre >