Make the most of

Outdoor Learning

 We all understand how important outdoor residentials are for developing confidence, building resilience, and nurturing leadership skills in young people, but research from education consortium Learning Away reveals that taking your residential during the winter months can actually increase the benefits to young people.

Our Scout Adventures centres are open all year round, so get in touch to find out how your winter residential could benefit your group.

87% of secondary students felt more confident to try new things after a residential.

Learning Away research

Winter benefits for schools

Imagine starting your school year with a classroom full of young people engaged, confident and ready to learn. Taking your outdoor residential earlier in the school year can help you achieve this. Here are some reasons why:

More time to embed learning in the classroom

Stronger relationships between pupils and teachers

More challenge to boost resilience and confidence

New learning opportunities, like stargazing or science in the snow

Greater affordability, making residentials more inclusive


Winters at Lochgoilhead

Our outdoors residential packages include indoor accommodation and three meals a day served in our dining room, so we will make sure you’re well looked after when you’ve been out in the elements.

Our instructor team have loads of experience working with young people and encouraging them to push themselves beyond their comfort zone, even when the weather is challenging. We can work with you to plan a programme mapped to your curriculum outcomes, whatever the weather.

Winters at Fordell Firs

Our Fordell Firs centre, located on the outskirts of Dunfermline, is a mere hop, skip and a jump from Edinburgh and all its cultural and historic attractions. You could combine a winter residential with an educational day trip to the capital or some of Dunfermline’s historic attractions.

We have excellent indoor accommodation options and for a real challenge, you could try camping under canvas!

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Fordell Firs

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