Participants engage with their community and discover the impact they can have through: community service projects, coaching and leadership, conservation work, voluntary service in hospitals or community homes or more specialised training such as lifesaving, first aid or rescue services.


The skills section is about developing personal interests and learning practical skills. There are almost limitless possibilities to choose from- from cookery to language learning to DIY and geneology. There is no set standard that participants must reach: they set their own goals and measure their progress.


By undertaking some form of organised and regular physical activity, participants show perseverance and improve their fitness. Their goal is to record their individual progress. Most team and individual sports are included, such as football, athletics, and archery to yoga, dance, martial arts and winter sports.


The expedition is about adventure and discovery. Participants develop an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. Training, preparation, self-sufficiency and self-reliance are the key elements- making memories and friends for life.

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