Mountainboarding

Includes: Outdoors, Adventure, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting

Age:
10+

Cost:
Medium
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Get on board

Zoom down a hill on an oversized skateboard. You could even try some tricks!

Overview

This activity involves riding on specially-designed 'turfboards', which are similar to skateboards but with larger wheels and greater stability. It's a bit like snowboarding but without the snow.

To take girls mountainboarding, you will need to find a reputable local activity provider.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

See safety regulations for required checks.

More information is available from the All Terrain Boarding Association.

Before mountainboarding, make sure:

  • the terrain has been inspected for holes, rocks, stumps or other obstacles
  • there is enough space at the end of the slope to slow down in case of brake failure
  • the incline of the slope matches the girls’ ability and experience
  • the slope avoids merging with others using the space, such as hikers and mountain bikers
  • the equipment has been checked for possible problems
  • the girls go down slopes one at a time.
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

Calculator
2 adults needed