20th Whitley Bay Scout Group

Outdoor education for young people

The Nights Away Challenge will feature young people aged 6 to 14. The project will work to move the 6 to 10 year olds away from sleepovers indoors to sleepovers outdoors. Young people will discover a whole new world of adventure.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1015283)

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




There is a strong tradition in the Scout Group for young people in the Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts to experience residential experiences by having sleepovers in the Scout Headquarters. Whilst these are great events they miss out on full outdoor education that can be achieved in a camping environment.


The Scout Group will stage 3 camping experiences for the Beaver scouts and Cub Scouts. These will be based at different times of the year and at different locations. To achieve this we will upgrade the camping equipment to include new light weight mess tents and sleping accommodation. This will enable 40 young people to camp at each residential experience. New campsite locations will mean new adventures for young people.