Activity & Adventure
Scouts take part in over 200 activities. Everyday adventure is central to Scouting. From abseiling to zorbing and all that is in between. In Avon we have a range of activity centres, campsites and specialist support covering land, water, creative, international and air activities. You can guarantee great facilities, expert training and a sense of adventure as standard. Our advisers, instructors and assessors run everything from taster sessions, to programme activities, training and assessment for activity authorisations. They are also an excellent source of information, advice and guidance.
Adventurous activities are operated within the framework of the Scout Assocation’s Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR). A permit scheme for adventurous activities is designed to show that all those leading these for young people in Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so. Everyone who leads an adventurous activity (such as hiking/hill walking or mountaineering) within Scouting is required to hold a permit for that activity. POR sets out those classed as ‘adventurous’ for this purpose.
Vehicles: Minibuses, Trailers and Other Vehicles
Avon County Scouts do not own any vehicles, but a number of groups and other charities exist within the county area which have resources available.
- Polar Minibus Association – 4 minibuses plus a kit van located in Horfield, Bristol
- Blenheim Scout Group – 3 Minibuses and a trailer based in South Bristol
- 66th Bath Weston Village – 15 Seat Minibus based on the western edge of Bath
- 1st Thornbury – 2 Minibuses based in South Gloucestershire
- 1st Keynsham – Minibus and box trailer