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Outdoor & Adventure

Outdoor & Adventure

Outdoor and adventure is a core part of the Scouting Programme. It’s about young people trying new things, getting out of their comfort zone and learning skills for life. Through the outdoor and adventure aspects of the Scout Programme, young people can develop greater wellbeing and resilience, which gives them a better chance of having a brighter future.

The purpose of this resource is to explain how to access adventurous activities within Scouting and how you could work towards providing more experiences. It’s not a one stop shop for everything you need to know but hopefully it will help you understand the first steps you need to take.

One of the biggest barriers to young people accessing the outdoor and adventure programme is volunteers’ understanding of what they need to do or have in order to undertake various activities. This resource will support you through the steps.

It’s important that you enjoy developing your own skills when you work towards delivering adventure. It’s a great way to learn new things and make new friends while getting a great sense of satisfaction knowing you are helping young people experience life-changing adventure.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all references to ‘County’ or ‘Counties’ relate to ‘Region’ or ‘Regions’ in Scotland and ‘Area’ or ‘Areas’ in Wales. Not all appointments apply in all Countries, so please speak to a local Commissioner if in doubt.