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BEAR GRYLLS

- Chief Scout o f The Scout Ass ociation - Adventure se eker - Born survivo r

It wasn’t long ago that we were welcoming Great Tower and Woodhouse Park to the Scout Activity Centres family. Just 12 months on, I’m really excited that we can offer even more thrilling activities and events at our two new centres at Yr Hafod in Snowdonia, Wales and Crawfordsburn in Northern Ireland. Scout Activity Centres provide young people and adults with unique access to great activities and experiences. Each centre is different and has its own character. Friendly staff are at hand to help promote Scouting as the leading provider of outdoor adventure. With so many opportunities in such diverse centres, young people of all ages have access to a variety of events, activities, terrain and accommodation – so there’s something for everyone.

Bear Grylls Chief Scout of The Scout Association

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Contents Your adventure starts here����������������������� 5 The difference it makes���������������������������� 6 What we do����������������������������������������������� 8 Just for you���������������������������������������������� 10 Where are our centres���������������������������� 11 Centre Activities�������������������������������������� 12 Crawfordsburn���������������������������������������� 14 Downe������������������������������������������������������ 16 Ferny Crofts��������������������������������������������� 18 Gilwell Park���������������������������������������������� 20 Great Tower��������������������������������������������� 22 Hawkhirst������������������������������������������������� 24 Woodhouse Park������������������������������������� 26 Youlbury�������������������������������������������������� 28 Yr Hafod�������������������������������������������������� 30 FAQs��������������������������������������������������������� 32 Making a booking����������������������������������� 33 Here to make your life easier����������������� 34


e r u t n e v d a Your e r e h s t r sta IT’S NOT JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM SCHOOL

PERFECT PARTNERS

Scout Activity Centres are operated by The Scout Association – the UK’s largest co-educational youth organisation.

We create a successful partnership with every group that visits, even if it’s only for one day. Our team will make sure we fully understand your aims and objectives and deliver exactly what you want.

Our aim is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential.

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This makes us the perfect people to deliver great outdoor experiences that support the National Curriculum, Every Child Matters and Learning Outside the Classroom.

Each centre offers a number of informal open days throughout the year. If a date doesn’t suit, contact the centre and we will fit you in. We can visit you for a chat, or to deliver free taster activities in your school.

Safety All our centres operate with an exceptional level of safety standards and systems - this is at the core of what we do. As part of this we work with a number of external bodies including AALA, Adventuremark, BCU, LOtC, MLC, MLUK, and RYA. Learning Outside the Classroom Five of our centres - Downe, Ferny Crofts, Gilwell Park, Hawkhirst and Youlbury - have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. This accreditation is a mark of quality for the centres’ provision in outdoor activities, covering both learning and safety. The Quality Badge makes it easier for schools to plan outdoor experiences by identifying the organisations providing good quality activities, reducing paperwork and red tape. Alongside the LOtC Quality Badge, our centres have also been awarded the Adventuremark, confirming they operate with excellent safety standards. We plan to accredit our other centres in the coming months so keep checking our website for details. For more information visit www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk

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s e k a m t i e c n e r e f f i d e h T AN ALL ROUND EDUCATION

WHY SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRES?

Taking part in residential or adventurous activities can have a beneficial effect on a young person’s education. The progression in self-confidence, communication skills and the development of working in a team is hard to rival in any other environment.

Scout Activity Centres are operated and managed by The Scout Association, the UK’s leading youth charity. Everything we do is guided by our 100 year ethos of quality and service. Any income generated through our centres goes directly back into Scouting, benefiting young people across the UK and beyond.

Every Child Matters Every visit to a Scout Activity Centre already delivers on every one of this initiative’s five outcomes: Be healthy; Stay safe; Enjoy and achieve; Make a positive contribution; Achieve economic well-being. Talk to our centre teams who can tailor the focus of your visit to your specific outcomes.

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National Curriculum Taking part in a residential or day programme will broadly help meet the overall aims of the curriculum as well as specific subject areas. In addition to benefiting from the experience on a National Scout Activity Centre, groups can take part in fun activity sessions. These can be based on key learning objectives derived from the National Curriculum to make the sessions relevant and useful to groups. For example, during a pond dipping session the group learn about habitats, ecosystems and food chains. They use ID keys to guide their discovery and take responsibility for their own safety around the shallow water’s edge (under the watchful eye of the instructor).

They learn to share equipment and good dipping spots as well as deliver their findings to the leader or group at the end. Each activity session is delivered in a fun and interactive way, making the learning experience subtle, but effective. Before and after The preparation and the follow up when you’re back in school is equally important. We have developed a number of pre- and post trip lesson ideas and resources.

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o d e w t a h W Our programmes OPTION 1: EDUCATION AND ADVENTURE We work with you to understand your requirements and build a package to suit. Alternatively, you might choose one of our standard packages from two to five days. With a range of activities from archery to zip wires, each provides a very different learning outcome. Together we can agree what mix of challenges are appropriate to your group. Whether you want to camp or stay indoors, we have a range of facilities to meet your needs. Fully equipped kitchens are available in our lodges and there is also the option of a full catering service. When you arrive, a dedicated programme leader will work with you, keeping the group entertained from breakfast until bedtime – the only hard part is deciding what to have for lunch. OPTION 2: SELF PROGRAMME Our unique Self Programme is aimed at teachers who want to run elements of the residential themselves. You book your accommodation (or camping space and equipment), catering if required and any number of activities from the standard list (see page 12). Build your programme using as many or as few of our instructor-led activities as you wish, then fill in the gaps with your own ideas. We can provide activities with full lesson plans and resources should you need some inspiration. The cost is based on what you book. For a full price list visit our website www.scouts.org.uk/sac OPTION 3: ACTIVITY DAY We can customise a programme around your time constraints and needs. You can use our woodlands for an environmental or art project, or take part in some team building activities. Our team will be happy to help you.

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An example of a three day education and Adventure Programme Group type: Cluster group of Primary schools. Age: 10-11 x 120 = 10 groups of 12 + 10 teachers. Objective: To encourage integration and friendship forming before the classes go to school.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Arrive around 11am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Settling in

Activity: Climbing

Activity: Crate stacking

Orientation game: Capture the flag

Activity: Orienteering

Activity: Sensory trail

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Activity: Team building

Activity: Low ropes

Activity: Leap of faith

Activity: Backwoods cooking

Dinner

Dinner

Team game: Great egg drop

Campfire

Departure

The above activities aim to encourage team work, with an emphasis on co-operation, trust, respect, confidence, support of each other physically and emotionally, participation and making friends. The activities also encourage responsible conduct, self reliance, practical skills, knowledge of outdoor sports, adhering to rules and guidelines, exciting physical activity, dealing with challenging situations and outdoor activities which don’t require electronic equipment.

Group type: Class studying an environmental project. Age: 14 x 24 = 2 groups of 12 + 2 teachers. Objective: To discover different environments on the centre and the wildlife found there.

Day 1

Arrive around 7pm

Day 2

Day 3

Breakfast

Breakfast

Activity: Nature trail

Activity: Bushcraft

Activity: Pioneering

Activity: Sensory trail

Lunch

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Activity: Pond dipping Activity: Backwoods cooking

Settling in / Dinner

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Presentation preparation

Campfire

Team Game: Night trackers

Presentations

Dinner / Departure

The above activities aim to encourage contact with the natural environment, discovery of animals, insects and birds close up. They also include how to continue discovery after the visit, record information and relay it in an interesting way, gaining presenting skills, increased self confidence, and self-guided learning in a fun and challenging visit.

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u o y r o f Just Every programme is written after ensuring we fully understand what you want your group to achieve while with us. Most of the activities we offer can be delivered in different ways to meet various needs. Our instructors will be fully aware of your requirements. Programmes can be delivered in a way that covers all the Every Child Matters headings of outcomes and/or areas of the National Curriculum. We also understand the importance of pre- and post work to ensure pupils get the most from the experience. Below is an example of a pre-residential lesson. For more ideas visit our website:

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Where are ? s e r t n e c r ou Find your nearest Scout Activity Centre

Crawfordsburn 20 Bridge Road South Helen’s Bay Bangor, BT19 1JT +44 (0)2891 853307 crawfordsburn.sac@scouts.org.uk downe Birdhouse Lane, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7LJ +44 (0)1959 572121 downe.sac@scouts.org.uk ferny crofts Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ +44 (0)23 8084 5092 fernycrofts.sac@scouts.org.uk

woodhouse park Fernhill, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4LX +44 (0)1454 613006 woodhouse.sac@scouts.org.uk youlbury Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HD +44 (0)1865 326264 youlbury.sac@scouts.org.uk Yr Hafod Nant Francon Bethesda, Bangor Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ +44 (0) 1189 810009 yr-hafod.sac@scouts.org.uk

Edinburgh•

Newcastle

• Carlisle

gilwell park Chingford, London, E4 7QW +44 (0)20 8498 5411 gilwell.sac@scouts.org.uk Dublin•

Great tower Birks Road, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ +44 (0)1539 531279 greattower.sac@scouts.org.uk

•Manchester •Snowdonia

•Leicester

Birmingham• Chelmsford •

hawkhirst Kielder Water, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ +44 (0)1434 250217 hawkhirst.sac@scouts.org.uk

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Abseiling Adventure course Aerial trek Aeroball Archery Backwoods cooking Bell boats Camp craft/Bushcraft Canoeing Caving Climbing Crag climbing Crate stacking Environmental Frisbee golf Geocaching Ghyll Scrambling Grass skis Grass sledging High ropes Hike routes Hillwalking Jump mats Kayaking Launch trips Low ropes Medium ropes Minibeast hunt Mountain biking Mountain boarding National governing body courses Orienteering Pedal go karts Picture trail Pioneering Pond dipping Sky Runners Radio communications Raft building Revolving climbing wall Rifle shooting Rib (power boat) Sailing Sensory trail Shelter building Skyrunners Team building Volleyball 12 Zipwire

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LOCATION On the North Down coastline, ten miles from Belfast, 3 miles from Bangor and 8 miles from George Best Airport. ABOUT CRAWFORDSBURN Situated within beautiful Crawfordsburn Country Park, Crawfordsburn Scout Activity Centre covers an area of 22 acres comprising two large campsite fields, wooded areas, two accommodation lodges and activity areas.

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SURROUNDINGS Helen’s Bay train station on the main Belfast/Bangor line is only a 15 minute walk from the site and from there the seaside town of Bangor and the bustling city of Belfast are within easy reach. Close to the site are two leading heritage attractions, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and Titanic Belfast, an acclaimed new visitor experience devoted to the history of this famous ship.

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Downe

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LOCATION Only eight miles from Junction 4 of the M25, just outside Orpington. ABOUT DOWNE

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A beautiful, wooded 86-acre site, situated close to Biggin Hill in rural Kent. Downe has been welcoming young people to its centre for over 80 years. The centre is part of a proposed World Heritage Site due to its long association with Charles Darwin. The famous naturalist once roamed the woodland, carrying out experiments. Surroundings

Downe is only 16 miles from the centre of London and all its attractions. It is also next door to Down House, where Darwin once lived.

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Ferny Crofts

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FERNY CROFTS Ten miles from the centre of Southampton and five miles from Lyndhurst. ABOUT FERNY CROFTS Situated in the heart of the New Forest with all its natural beauty and attractions, the centre is the ideal location for environmental as well as adventurous activities.

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Gilwell Park

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GILWELL PARK LOCATION Around 10 minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 and only 25 minutes on the train from central London.

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ABOUT GILWELL PARK Set in 108 acres, Gilwell Park is in north-east London on the edge of Epping Forest. It has the feel of a country estate with all the advantages of being located close to the centre of the capital. Surroundings

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Great Tower

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ABOUT GREAT TOWER The 250 acres of heavily wooded and rocky terrain are an ideal base for adventurous activities, environmental or field studies, group development exercises and many other events. Surroundings

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With England’s five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding beauty and much more, Cumbria’s rich natural environment is like nowhere else. There is a range of things to do and see locally, including the World of Beatrix Potter, Fell Foot Country Park and the Lakes Discovery Museum.

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Hawkhirst

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LOCATION Approximately 50 miles north west of Newcastle, on the shore of Kielder Water.

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ABOUT HAWKHIRST Nestled within 200 square miles of Kielder Forest and surrounded on three sides by the vast expanse of Kielder Water, Hawkhirst extends across 70 acres of mainly coniferous forest. It is the perfect location for both water and land activities. Surroundings

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Woodhouse Park

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LOCATION Only eight miles north of Bristol and close to the M4/M5 interchange. ABOUT WOODHOUSE PARK

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The 36 acre site is enclosed by peaceful areas of woodland. It lies on an escarpment, with a great view overlooking the River Severn and the Severn Bridges which are around 5 miles away. Surroundings A perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds, Mendips and Wye Valley, or if you prefer a more urban experience, visit Bristol or Bath. Bristol has a variety of visitor attractions including the zoo and cathedral.

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LOCATION Only seven miles from the centre of Oxford and about ten minutes from the A34.

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ABOUT YOULBURY Youlbury is set in 42 acres of secluded woodland in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. It is only a short drive from the historic city of Oxford. Surroundings Oxford city centre is a must visit. Science Oxford, Cogges Manor Farm and an RYA sailing school are also within easy reach.

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Situated as it is, Yr Hafod offers one of the best placed Mountain centre in North Wales. Standing at the head of the Nantffrancon valley, Yr Hafod is an ideal location from which to explore the biggest and boldest mountains in Wales within the Snowdonia National Park. ABOUT YR HAFOD Yr Hafod is a special place from which to enjoy the challenges of the mountains to the full, with the security of competent leadership and the provision of quality accommodation. SURROUNDINGS Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve is a ten minute walk away, while crags with climbs and scrambles at all levels of difficulty surround Hafod. Local attractions include the National Slate Museum and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

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S Q A F Why are your prices so low? The Scout Association is a charity. Our centres are run in line with the Association’s primary aim to promote the development of young people, so we can keep our prices down while still providing excellent service. Do your centres have an AALA Licence? Hawkhirst and Great Tower deliver activities that fall under the scope of this licensing scheme. The rest of our centres follow our safety system, which is formulated from our long experience in working with young people and several technical experts. Visit www.scouts.org.uk/sac to find out more. Do we have to stay on weekdays? We’re flexible. You tell us how long you want to stay and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. We understand that not everyone wants a generic outdoor experience so we’ll do all we can to make sure you get the most from your time outside the classroom. Are all the staff CRB checked? Yes – everyone is checked through the enhanced CRB route. Is it safe? Everything we do is fully risk assessed and necessary control measures are in place. Copies of all our risk assessments are available on request. What training do instructors receive? All our instructors complete a comprehensive training programme, including any relevant national governing body qualifications.

How does this link to the Curriculum and Every Child Matters? See pages 6-7. Full details on how any of the activities or programmes relate are on our website. If you can’t see what you want or have an idea for incorporating another subject area, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you. What support do we get on site? All our centres will have someone on duty 24 hours a day while you are there. In addition, groups taking up our Education and Adventure programme will be assigned a programme leader to support you throughout your stay. Can we run some of our own activities? If you want to run large parts of your programme while you are with us, the Self Programme is the option for you. If you just want to do a small part then you can still book the Education and Adventure Programme – just let our team know how much time you have. ARE the CENTRES COVERED BY INSURANCE? All our centres have comprehensive public liability insurance for up to £5m. Users of our activity centres should consider whether they wish to obtain other insurances, such as cancellation or personal accident insurance. Information on possible options can be provided on request. SOMETHING WE’VE FORGOTTEN? If you have a query that is not covered here, or would like more information on the topics mentioned, contact our centres directly.


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1. CHOOSE A LOCATION Decide which centre meets your requirements.

Crawfordsburn 20 Bridge Road South Helen’s Bay Bangor, BT19 1JT +44 (0)2891 853307 crawfordsburn.sac@scouts.org.uk

downe 2. ARRANGE A SITE VISIT Either attend one of our regular open days throughout the year or contact the team to arrange a visit at a time that suits you. 3. DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO Self programme or Education and Adventure? Full catering or self catering? 4. check availability Get in touch with the centre directly or email sac@scouts.org.uk 5. MAKE A PROVISIONAL BOOKING The centre will send you a confirmation and request your deposit.* 6. PAY DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM Once you have paid your deposit our team will contact you to arrange your programme. 7. SET OFF FOR YOUR CHOSEN CENTRE and BEGIN THE ADVENTURE

MEET THE TEAM Our staff come from all over the world and are selected for their passion and belief in what we do. Each undertakes a comprehensive training programme and enhanced CRB check. Where appropriate, staff hold the relevant national governing body (NGB) qualification or have been assessed by a suitably qualified technical advisor. We know that our staff are the one thing that will really make a difference to your experience so we work very hard to select the right people. We keep them happy, so they keep you happy.

*Payment terms may vary at each centre. Please check with your chosen centre.

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Birdhouse Lane, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7LJ +44 (0)1959 572121 downe.sac@scouts.org.uk

ferny crofts Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ +44 (0)23 8084 5092 fernycrofts.sac@scouts.org.uk

gilwell park Chingford, London, E4 7QW +44 (0)20 8498 5411 gilwell.sac@scouts.org.uk

Great tower Birks Road, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ +44 (0)1539 531279 greattower.sac@scouts.org.uk hawkhirst Kielder Water, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ +44 (0)1434 250217 hawkhirst.sac@scouts.org.uk woodhouse park Fernhill, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4LX +44 (0)1454 613006 woodhouse.sac@scouts.org.uk youlbury Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HD +44 (0)1865 326264 youlbury.sac@scouts.org.uk Yr Hafod Nant Francon Bethesda, Bangor Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ +44 (0) 1189 810009 yr-hafod.sac@scouts.org.uk


Here to make r e i s a e e f i l r you Now that you’ve booked your activity weekend, why not visit our shop? We have a large range of affordable branded products to give you the best choice for what you need on any activity weekend. From boots to tents, whatever you are looking for, friendly and helpful staff are here to help and advise you. By purchasing through Scout Shops you are supporting the development of young people and adults as all profits are returned to Scouting. www.scouts.org.uk/shop 0845 094 8031

If you need insurance for your trip this can be arranged through our insurance broker, Unity (Scout Insurance Services). Unity is owned by The Scout Association and has over 80 years’ experience providing insurance cover to the Scout Movement. For more information on how Unity can help you with your insurance needs, visit our website or call us using the details below.

CONFERENCE CENTRES And if you are looking for a venue that can host PA/PTA meetings, INSET days, examinations, conferences or events for up to 300 people, take a look at our two conference centres based in London.

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