Summer camp opportunities at Lochgoilhead
Are you looking for a venue for next year's summer camp? Our Head of Centres, Graeme Young, tells us what Scouts Scotland's Lochgoilhead National Activity Centres can offer during the summer season.
Permit training while you camp
Did you know that while your young people are earning badges, you and your Leaders could be training for permits. Our professional team can design and fully deliver activity programmes for your young people, while training you and your leaders towards the permits you really need.
Our Lochgoilhead centre can deliver a wide range of permit training and assessment. This includes, raft building, paddling, climbing, hill walking, power boating and sailing. The team is also able to deliver development sessions towards various NGB qualifications.
Minimum numbers of participants are required (minimum of three or maximum of six), with some specific training requiring additional cost – our team are more than happy to talk through the various options available. It’s worth noting, however, that availability will be linked to operational capacity at the centre.
More time on what matters
A stay at Lochgoilhead is fully catered (three hot meals a day), sleeping in dorm and lodge accommodation, with a full-day activity programme delivered by professional activity instructors. Our aim is to reduce the time you spend planning your camp, allowing you more time with your young people or catching up on training.
We also want your young people to have the time to develop and progress their skills. Delivering activities through our own professional instructors enables your young people to benefit from more than just a taster session.
Did you also know?
We offer can help with your Duke of Edinburgh Award - Lochgoilhead delivers both the Expedition and Residential elements of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award.
You can volunteer at our centres.
Lochgoilhead awards about 2,500 badges a year! You can earn everything from survival skills, expedition, and paddle sports badges, to water sports, map-reader, and climber … and we're happy to help you tailor your programme to the needs of your group.
Our National Activity Centres offer free one-day bushcraft training. Look out for upcoming dates on Scouts Scotland social media, e-news and website.
You can earn your John Muir Award at Lochgoilhead. As an Education Scotland partner, our team is equipped to deliver an environmentally focussed programme.
We offer power boating as an activity! We think that's awesome and we just wanted you to know!