Outdoor skills

Using axes and saws

Learn the basics of using axes and saws safely.

Simple knots

Practical ideas to learn simple knots.

Fire lighting

Light fires safely and effectively using our simple fact sheet.


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.


Find out about different types of tents and how to pitch a tent securely.

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.


Whether you're a seasoned camper looking to brush up on your skills or an absolute beginner, take a look at some top hints and tips on camping

Basic navigation

Learn how to navigate your way around in a range of situations.

Teach others basic navigation

Learn how to teach others basic navigation.

Teaching practical skills

Simple methods to help teach groups.



A favourite treat for all to enjoy.

Bannock bread

A traditional savoury snack...

Baked bananas

A fruity little number!

Camp doughnuts

A yummy treat who can resist..?

Christmas pudding

A festive delight!


Chocolate heaven!

Dough twists

A savoury snack with a twist!

Orange cake

Refreshing - a cake cooked in an orange!

What to bring

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


Recording the weather

Make your own weather station.

Talking sense

Using spoken language to explore the senses.