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Scouting For Adventure

Scouting For Adventure



Discovery Ed

on the 16 Jul, 2012

September last year saw the start of a year-long partnership between The Scout Association and Discovery UK.

Discovery Channel and The Scout Association firmly believe that we can challenge people through adventure. With a mutual love of the wilder world around us, and outdoor exploration, we could see no better way of kicking off our partnership with the Scouts than with the launch of the Pioneer Activity Badge.

Sponsored by Discovery, the Pioneer Activity Badge aims to inspire youngsters to learn by doing; encouraging them to reclaim their sense of adventure whilst developing their own 'pioneering spirit. Whether it's flying a kite or building a shelter, the Pioneer Activity Badge is designed to encourage kids to explore the world around them.

With the successful launch of the Pioneer badge, Discovery and The Scout Association are now turning to their next venture...

Pioneering Spirit

For more information on the badge visit


There are currently 33,000 youngsters on the waiting list to join the Scouts. Discovery and the Scout Association have now joined forces to recruit new leaders. So if you're ready to inspire the younger generation, guide them on real fun-filled adventure, thhen why not become a volunteer for the Scouts.

There are a variety of ways to join in with the fun of the Scouts, opportunities to volunteer with them are flexible, so simply think of what you'd like to do, and the chances are that it'll be just what the Scouts are looking for.

We've been working together with the Scout Association, to create this short film to help recruit volunteers. The above video clip is taken from the film Expect More, created by The Cell Productions, that follows seven youngsters as they journey to Gilwell Park Activity Centre in Epping Forest.

Watch the longer edit by The Cell Productions right here: An independent report commissioned by The Scout Association in 2011, found that scouting can help young people make a real, long-lasting commitment to their communities and develop a wide range of valuable skills through adventurous activities.

To find out more or to become a volunteer go to


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