Adventure for All
Adventure for All
At Scout Adventures we're all about helping young people to do their best. We believe that nights away can have a powerful, positive impact on young people’s development – both socially and educationally.
We’re providing 1000 fully funded places on a 3-day, 2 night residential at one of our centres. The funding includes the cost of accommodation, catering and an activity programme – the only thing not included is the cost of transport to the Centre.
We’re inviting applications from Scout, school and Guide Groups (not individuals). You can apply by completing an online form with details about your group and a supporting statement explaining the impact the residential would have on your young people.
Young people should be aged between 6 and 18 and you must be able to provide accompanying adults on a ratio of 1 adult to every 12 young people.
All groups are welcome to apply but we will prioritise places for groups for whom a residential will have the biggest impact. The full eligibility criteria for our priority list can be found here
Adventure for All is part of a project called Generation Green. Generation Green is a 16-month funded project that aims to create opportunities for thousands of young people to connect with nature. Read more about Generation Green here
This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
Residential experiences can transform the learning experience of young people and raise their aspirations, both in school and beyond, into the wider community, further study, and the world of work. Residentials provide opportunities to enhance and promote vital life skills including risk, resilience and responsibility.
If you want to know more about the benefits of residentials or want information to help you make the case for taking your group on a residential look at the Brilliant Residentials campaign
What is included?
There are two options available at most of our centres – you can stay indoors in one of our lodges or you can spend the night under canvas in one of our purpose-built tented villages.
We’ll provide catering from the first meal after your arrival until your departure. We can cater for most dietary needs and requirements with enough notice.
We’ll agree the programme with you but it will be a blend of instructed activity and leader led activity – this mix produces the greatest impact for young people. We will provide at least 6 hours of instructed activity sessions and provide equipment or resources for at least 3 more hours of structured activity. We have deliberately allowed some free time for young people to play and explore the safe environment of our centres.
Download useful documents here:
- Adventure for All overview
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Example Programme, mid-week
- Example Programme, weekend
When can residentials take place?
Residentials can take place at weekends or mid-week. Once your application has been approved you can book your residential following our normal process – all funded residentials must be completed by the 31st March 2022.
Where can we take part?
Gilwell Park, N. London, E4 7QW - Indoor and Camping accommodation. From July.
Great Tower, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ – Indoor and Camping accommodation. From July.
Youlbury, Oxford, OX1 5HD – Indoor and Camping accommodation. From July.
Hawkhirst, Kielder, NE48 1QZ – Indoor accommodation. From September.