The Outward Bound Trust recently gave us some feedback on the people that have been helped by Scott Group’s involvement.
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to develop young people from all walks of life. Through the generosity of their donors, The Trust is able to run a range of challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life. The Trust was founded in 1941 and today operates six centres across the UK; their Scottish Centre is located at Loch Eil, near Fort William.
Between October 2015 and September 2016, 4 612 young people from 157 schools and colleges and youth organisations in Scotland, participated in one of the Trust’s courses. Many of the young people were awarded a bursary which is made possible through the financial support provided by supporters like Scott Group.
In September 2016 Scott Group also funded an Employee Ambassador, Lucia Caruso, to accompany pupils from Braes High School, Falkirk through an Adventure and Challenge course. At the start of the course, teachers hoped that the experience would help encourage pupils’ engagement with education and would create a network for those who often felt isolated. At the end of the course feedback from the Ambassador indicated an increased confidence and ability to work as a team, to communicate with others and to solve problems. She also reported that many of the skills developed by the pupils are applicable to the workplace.
The Trust recently published is strategic framework for the growth and development of the Outward Bound Trust 2016-2020 – “The Mountains Are Calling”. This explains the Trust’s purpose, mission and values and goes on to set out three areas of priority and three areas of experimentation. Find out more: