Exciting times at Scout Activity Centres

Great Tower

Spring is just around the corner – and your thoughts are probably turning to outdoor activities for your Scouts.

There are hundreds of adventures awaiting you at our network of nine Scout Activity Centres, where we’ve been working hard to improve facilities and deliver more unforgettable experiences. 

Our new offerings include Ultimate Adventure packages at Great Tower, Hawkhirst and Yr Hafod. Whatever your group’s abilities, our highly qualified instructors make it easy to experience adventures like sailing and ghyll scrambling in the Lake District, kayaking in Northumberland or mountaineering in Snowdonia.

Why not come and see for yourself? Get a taste of what’s on offer at our upcoming open days and weekends; tour the sites, meet our friendly and experienced staff, and try out our new activities.


To celebrate its 100th birthday Youlbury is hosting a Centenary Weekend in June. The centre will showcase new facilities including a crate stack, Jacob’s Ladder and revamped climbing wall. Saturday will also see the grand opening of a new purpose built Centenary Lodge by UK Chief Commissioner, Wayne Bulpitt.

Centenary Weekend: Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June. The weekend costs £18, including two nights camping, activity taster sessions, entertainment and a participant badge. 

Find out more online, by calling 01865 326284 or email youlbury.sac@scouts.org.uk


The centre has a range of new activities on offer including a climbing tower and zip wire - and a fleet of new boats. With the launch of Ultimate Adventures programme, our hand-picked selection of adrenaline-charged activities, there’s lots to try.

Open days: Friday 12 April and Saturday 13 April,10am to 4pm (free)

Find out more online, by calling 01434 250217 or email hawkhirst.sac@scouts.org.uk

Woodhouse Park

The centre in south Gloucestershire has a bounty of new activities including a high ropes course, crate stack, Jacob’s Ladder, Leap of Faith and climbing tower.

Open day: Saturday 13 April (free)

Find out more online, by calling 01454 613006 or email woodhouse.sac@scouts.org.uk

Great Tower

There have been a myriad of exciting developments at Great Tower – and its expert team is now available to create bespoke Ultimate Adventure programmes that include mountain walking, ghyll scrambling, and caving.

Open days: Saturday 6 April to Sunday 7 April (free)

Find out more online, by calling 01539 531279 or email greattower.sac@scouts.org.uk

Ferny Crofts

Situated in the heart of the New Forest, Ferny Crofts is a stunning 31-acre wooded site perfect for scientific and environmental activities as well as more adventurous pursuits. New for 2013 is off-site kayaking at a local nature reserve and a Scouting Discovery programme; a seven-day camping experience for Cub and Scouts that includes a trip the iconic Brownsea Island.

Open day: Saturday 29 June, 10am to 4pm (£1 per ticket, 1 ticket per activity)

Find out more online, by calling 023 8084 5092 or email fernycrofts.sac@scouts.org.uk

Visit scouts.org.uk/sac to discover more.

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