Know before you go

Know before you go

Resources

Planning your visit

Kit list

Whether you’re coming to one of our centres for the day or longer, make sure you view and download our kit list. It contains a checklist of all the items you’ll need during your time on centre with us, along with some handy ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ for what to include. Why not print out your copy to use whilst you decide what to bring?

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.

Summer Safety

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.'

Gas safety

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.

Firework safety

If you're planning a Scout event involving Fireworks, here's some advice to help support you to deliver it safely.

Winter camping

Top tips for camping in the cold from our hardened Scouts who are more than just a little bit used to it.

Winter camping

Going to Wintercamp or another muddy event this Winter. Here are some top tips from our hardened Scouts.

Lesson resources

Making sense of maps

Building a 3D landscape.

Float your boat

Make a mini canoe.

Making sparks

Light a fire.

Strong structures

Make a mini zip-line.

Discovering minibeasts

Make a pooter.

Mini archery

And add another string to your bow.

Getting a move on

Orienteering.

Recording the weather

Make your own weather station.

Talking sense

Using spoken language to explore the senses.

Risk Assessments

Youlbury activity risk assessments

Risk assessments for instructed activities. Next review date in January 2023.

Scout Adventures general site risk assessment

General site risk assessment and guidance for visiting groups on managing risk.

Broadstone Warren activity risk assessments

Risk assessments for instructed activities. Next review date in January 2023.

Gilwell Park activity risk assessments

Risk assessments for instructed activities. Next review date in January 2023.

Hawkhirst activity risk assessments

Risk assessments for instructed activities. Next review date in January 2023.

Great Tower activity risk assessments

Risk assessments for instructed activities. Next review date in January 2023.

Self-led Activities

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.

Gilwell Park

Everything you need to know

From coaches to catering; toilets to tents. Everything you need to know to prepare for your visit to Gilwell Park.

Peter Harrison Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Jack Petchey Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Branchet Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Dorothy Hughes Pack Holiday Centre layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Some rooms in this building are interconnecting.

Gilwell Park centre map

Get your bearings and find your pitch with this map of the centre.

Catering at Gilwell Park

Hope you're hungry! Check out our sample menu and find out more about how catering works at Gilwell Park.

Peter Harrison Lodge information

Find out more about the building and what's inside - including a kitchen inventory.

Jack Petchey Lodge information

Find out more about the building and what's inside - including a kitchen inventory.

Branchet Lodge information

Find out more about the building and what's inside - including a kitchen inventory.

Dorothy Hughes Centre information

Find out more about the building and what's inside - including a kitchen inventory.

Youlbury

Everything you need to know

From coaches to catering; toilets to tents. Everything you need to know to prepare for your visit to Youlbury.

Bear's Den layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Centenary Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Youlbury centre map

Get your bearings and find your pitch with this map of the centre.

Buildings at Youlbury

Find out more about Centenary Lodge, Bear's Den and the Lawn Hut at Youlbury.

Small Lawn Tented Village layout

Jump straight to the fun bit with our Tented Villages, no need to lug kit and spend time setting up. See Small Lawn's layout here.

Forth Clearing Tented Village layout

Jump straight to the fun bit with our Tented Villages, no need to lug kit and spend time setting up. See Small Lawn's layout here.

Catering at Youlbury

Hope you're hungry! Check out our sample menu and find out more about how catering works at Youlbury.

Broadstone Warren

Everything you need to know

From coaches to catering; toilets to tents. Everything you need to know to prepare for your visit to Broadstone Warren.

Broadstone Lodge Layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists.

Catering at Broadstone Warren

Hope you're hungry! Check out our sample menu and find out more about how catering works at Broadstone Warren.

Broadstone Warren centre map

Get your bearings and find your pitch with this map of the centre.

Great Tower

Everything you need to know

From coaches to catering; toilets to tents. Everything you need to know to prepare for your visit to Great Tower.

Windermere Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists.

Cartmel Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Kirkstone Chalet layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists.

Bunk House layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists.

Great Tower centre map

Get your bearings and find your pitch with this map of the centre.

Catering at Great Tower

Hope you're hungry! Check out our sample menu and find out more about how catering works at Youlbury.

Chadburn Tented Village layout

Jump straight to the fun bit with our Tented Villages, no need to lug kit and spend time setting up. See Chadburn's layout here.

Hawkhirst

Everything you need to know

From coaches to catering; toilets to tents. Everything you need to know to prepare for your visit to Hawkhirst.

Rowan Lodge layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Sunley Centre layout

Use this handy building layout to plan your room lists. Rooms marked 'ES' are en-suite.

Hawkhirst centre map

Get your bearings and find your pitch with this map of the centre.

Catering at Hawkhirst

Hope you're hungry! Check out our sample menu and find out more about how catering works at Hawkhirst.