Expert support

for Schools

Scouts Scotland has been helping young people to achieve through outdoor adventures for more than 100 years, so we’re a natural home for schools looking for outdoor learning with impact.

Our three outdoor activity centres can deliver outdoors experiences that prepare young people with skills for life. We work with schools to create affordable residentials that can help you meet Curriculum for Excellence outcomes and help young people recognise their potential.

Scout Adventures Fordell Firs met our needs very well. The children were encouraged to work together and problem solve to try new activities and to push themselves throughout their stay.

Nicola Godden, McLean Primary School

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School residential experiences

We are a supporter of the Brilliant Residentials campaign and we’re proud to deliver our school residentials to the evidence-based principles identified by the education consortium Learning Away. Brilliant Residentials are:

Integrated with the school curriculum and ethos

Designed and led by teachers and sometimes students

Inclusive and affordable

Planned to meet individual learning needs

Part of a progressive programme of experiences

Designed to include new and memorable experiences

Designed to allow students to develop collaborative relationships with peers and staff

Evaluated rigorously

What we offer

We believe school residentials are important for developing some of the most important skills for a successful future: team work, leadership, confidence and resilience. We offer an exciting variety of school residential experiences, whatever your group needs, from a short taster residential or a full week of adventurous activities and camping,

School residentials at Fordell Firs 

School residentials at Lochgoilhead 

Find out more about Meggernie 


Achieving in the outdoors

We support young people to achieve through outdoor adventures both formally and informally.

Learning for sustainability

Connecting young people to nature is one of the most important things we can do to help future generations look after our planet. Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead works in partnership with the John Muir Award, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and citizen science network OPAL to deliver programmes that combine sustainable development education and outdoor learning.

DofE’s Award

We are one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Approved Activity Providers. All of our outdoor activity centres offer opportunities to achieve the residential element of the Award. At Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead, we deliver Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions, taking care of planning, training and paperwork for you.

Find out more about DofE expedition packages


Winter residentials

Find out why taking your school residential during winter may give you more opportunities for learning. 

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Fun-Filled adventure at

Fordell Firs

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Fun-filled adventure at

Lochgoilhead

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Fun-filled adventure at

Meggernie

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