20th Whitley Bay Scout Group

Big Adventure for more children and young people

Access to outdoor education is known to have a lasting and transformational effect on young people's lives. The Big Adventure project aims to get more young people camping. At camp they will experience fun and challenging activities that builds self esteem and confidence.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1015283)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




For many families sending their children off to camp causes many issues relating to the affordabaility of kitting out their child with new footwear, sleeping gear and wet weather gear. Peer pressure means the young person wishes to attend the adventure, and familes get into conflict when equipment cannot be borrowed or purchased, resulting in the young person missing out on the activity.


The Big Adventure will develop a pool of camping equipment that enables all young people to attend the activity. This resource will have sleeping bags, roll mats, torches, hiking boots, rucksacs and wet weather clothing. Full and partial kits can be borrowed to enable more young people to access camps and residential experiencies, meaning all young people can take part in their big adventure.