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Centenary celebrations at Youlbury kick off a summer of fun at National Scout Activity Centres across the UK.

100 years of Scouting

Youlbury Activity Centre will celebrate one hundred years of Scouting on 28-30 June during its Centenary Weekend.

The weekend will be jam-packed with events and celebrations, including the opening of a new lodge by UK Chief Commissioner, Wayne Bulpitt. New activities will also be showcased, including Jacob’s Ladder and crate stacking. The weekend costs £18 to attend and includes two nights’ camping, activity taster sessions, great entertainment and a participant badge.

Just another manic Funday

Gilwell Park will play host to two of the year’s most memorable events, beginning with Fundays on 22-23 June. One of the biggest Scouting events aimed exclusively at our younger members, Fundays activities are specifically tailored to Beavers and Cubs and include a fairground, face painting, bouncy castles and more. Rainbows and Brownies are invited too.

Gilwell 24 is back 12-14 July. For hardcore Explorers and Guides, this high-octane event runs from 9am on the Saturday through to 9am the next day: a full 24 hours of scuba diving, disco, segways, a scavenger hunt and more. Find out more about Gilwell 24.

Downe time

Campdowne offers an epic experience between 1-10 August, featuring over 30 exciting activities, day trips, off-site activities and evening entertainment. Based in Downe, Kent, Campdowne costs just £280 for participants and £220 for leaders, which includes camping, food, all activities and entertainment, making it amazing value.

Crawfordsburn in Northern Ireland will be home to the brilliant NI Jam on 3-10 August, and will include a village area with shops, food, games and places to chill out. Talent competitions, discos, concerts and day trips ensure a fun-packed week.

Rounding off the National Scout Activity Centres’ summer of fun is Intense, a weekend of thrilling activities taking place at Woodhouse Park, Gloucestershire, between 13-15 September. For Network members and Guides aged 18 and over, Intense will boast a new high ropes course and climbing tower among its many exciting activities.

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If you have any questions about any of the above events, please email us.

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