Adventures Unlimited Scotland can offer help with ASDAN, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Millennium Volunteering and Saltire Awards, including expeditions by canoe or sail as an alternative to hiking. Our Drascombe Gig “Flying Dutchman” is ideally suited to sailing expeditions for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We can carry up to six young people on this boat, either with RIB support or self supporting. This is particularly suitable for young people who lack the ability to walk longer distances but who still want to complete the awards. Alternatively, we can use our double kayaks or canoes to journey across lochs and rivers to complete the Awards. We can supply all camping equipment and instructors who are trained to supervise the Awards scheme.

If you would like to discuss how Adventures Unlimited Scotland can work with your school or college please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Comments from staff at a local High School after a 10 week project competed by Adventures Unlimited Scotland staff in 2015

Headteacher

“The pupils who took part undoubtedly thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Even when weather conditions got colder and wetter they always turned up . Attendance was good on project days. These are experiences that some may never have again and they will look back on this project as a highlight.

Support Manager

“I would say that for two young people it had a huge impact on self-esteem and their ability to cope with transition from P7 to S1. 

Youth Development Officer

“This project helped contribute to personal growth and social awareness and opened the door for each participant to developed skills for life. Individuals were enabled to gain a taste in qualities such as a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life during a difficult period. There was also a great deal of intrinsic enjoyment and satisfaction experienced from participation in outdoor activities.

Outdoor activities provide valuable alternative, often non-competitive, avenues for achievement, as well as opportunities to develop independence and self-reliance. Through successfully facing up to the challenges each activity created and overcoming fears and apprehensions along the way, participants made major strides in confidence, with implications for all aspects of their development”.