Using axes and saws
Learn the basics of using axes and saws safely.
Practical ideas to learn simple knots.
Learn all about lashings and how they can be used to build a range of pioneering structures.
Teaching others axes and saws
Learn how to teach others the correct use of axes and saws.
Teaching others simple knots
Practical ideas to teach simple knots.
Teaching others fire lighting
Teach your group or others fire lighting.
Teach others lashings
Learn how to teach lashings.
Teach others about tents
Teach your group all about tents.
View and download our handy fact sheet that's all about teaching hiking and get your groups into the great outdoors.
A favourite treat for all to enjoy.
A traditional savoury snack...
A fruity little number!
A yummy treat who can resist..?
Making sense of maps
Building a 3D landscape.
Float your boat
Make a mini canoe.
Make a mini zip-line.
Make a pooter.
And add another string to your bow.
Getting a move on
Recording the weather
Make your own weather station.
Using spoken language to explore the senses.
Planning a residential
Planning a residential
Advice and ideas to support your next trip.
Catering for a residential
Who's cooking? Assigning tasks and responsibilities.
Managing a group outdoors
Advice and practical solutions to help support challenges to a number of common problems you are likely to encounter when 'Learning Outside the Classroom.'
Learning through adventure
Structuring adventures to facilitate learning.
Teaching practical skills
Simple methods to help teach groups.
Take a look at our Preparing for Summer video which covers everything from planning your programme and equipment in accordance to the weather, through to the rules of 'slip, slop and slap.'
Check that you have all the right equipment and that it's fit for purpose. Take a look at our Gas Safety video for more tips and have a great adventure.
If you're planning a Scout event involving Fireworks, here's some advice to help support you to deliver it safely.
Bouldering - Self-led instructions
Step by step instructions on how to run a self led bouldering session. Includes QR links to videos which you can use throughout the session.
Water Rockets - Self-led instructions
Step by step instructions on how to run a self led water rockets session.
Angry Birds - Self-led instructions
Step by step instructions on how to run a self led angry birds session.
Resources for young leaders
Behavior and Inclusion
We’ve created some tips to help you deliver sessions which everyone can engage with and enjoy.
Delivering a great session
Some advice for young leaders on how to deliver a great session.
Managing groups outdoors
Running sessions outside brings another set of considerations, so we’ve put together some handy tips to help you.
Safety doesn’t have to be intimidating. To manage risk effectively, you just need to be prepared.
Planning your programme
We'll give you the tools to help plan an awesome programme including how to budget and draft a session plan.
Reviewing, evaluating and feeding back
Reflecting on what you’ve done and learned is the most important part of a session, but we know it can also be the most difficult.
Running a community impact project
Here's a guide for young leaders on running a project in your community.
The 5 pathways to nature connectedness
We have a special relationship with the natural world: our actions affect the health of our planet, and nature is really important for our wellbeing too.