Air Activities

There are many ‘air’ activities that Scouts can undertake, below you can find information on the Air Activities Badge, Gliding, Great Western Ambulance Challenge.

Air Activity Badges

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare is now able to cover the activities for the Air Activities Staged Activity Badge and the Scout Air Researcher Activity badge.

Contact: Lee Mills on 01934 635227


Glider flights can be arranged for Scouts and Explorer Scouts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between late April and early September.

Flights are with instructors at Cotswold Gliding Club in Aston Down, between 6pm and dusk.


  • Scouts – £15.00
  • Explorer Scouts – £15.00
  • Adult leaders / helpers – £25.00

Contact: Martin Webster on 0117 9871459

Great Western Air Ambulance Challenge

The Air Ambulance Challenge Badge is open to all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, and is in 5 parts:

  1. Helicopters
  2. Great Western Air Ambulance
  3. An Air Activity
  4. First Aid
  5. A fundraising activity for the Air Ambulance Charity

The badge costs £1.50.

More details are available at

As well as supporting the Air Ambulance, this badge is a great way to complete parts of the:

  • Air activities badges
  • Community Challenge
  • Fundraising Activity Badge
  • First Aid Staged Badges
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