Adventure and challenge

Outdoor and adventurous activities for women aged 18 to 30

Your space to have adventures and explore new horizons

There are so many different ways to challenge yourself and experience the outdoors on this pathway for Girlguiding members aged 18 to 30. Some of the opportunities are a chance to develop your skills by working towards a formal qualification. But there’s plenty you can do that's just for fun too.

What you can do

Have adventures at a Girlguiding Activity Centre

Age: 18+

Our Activity Centres are the place to go for adventurous activities. You can challenge yourself to a high ropes course, turn your hand to archery or give paddle boarding a go - and try everything in between! Why not book a visit for you and your friends or unit? 
 
 

Support girls and young women to gain a Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Age: 18+

Us
e your skills to help others access adventure as a Duke of Edinburgh leader. You could lead an expedition or help with planning so girls and young women can reach their goals. 

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Going away with scheme

Age: 18+

Trips
 away are one of the highlights of guiding for many girls. If you're already a qualified and active unit leader, learn how to plan a residential and ensure the safety of girls away from home.  

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Walking scheme

Age: 18+

Walking with girls is an adventure:
 a chance to discover the natural world, exercise and spend time together. You only need a First Response or other first aid qualification to develop your skills to lead fun walking expeditions that will build girls' and young women's confidence, as well as giving them time out in the open air to think and recharge. 

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Climbing and abseiling s
cheme 

Age: 18+

If you've got some climbing experience and a first aid qualification, train to give girls a first taste of the thrill of climbing and abseiling.  

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Narrowboating Scheme 

Age: 18+

Taking girls out on narrowboats, provides a great opportunity for them to do something new, challenging and fun. Narrowboating sessions must be led by a qualified skipper - and this Scheme teaches you all you need to know so you can take girls on watery adventures! You will need a first aid qualification to train. 

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Canoeing and Kayaking 
training 

Age: 18+

Canoeing and kayaking are exciting ways for girls to challenge themselves and have fun on the water. And through British Canoing (BCU) courses, you can instruct and supervise Girlguiding members yourself!  

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Plan your own outdoor 
adventure 

Age: 18+

Whether you’re leading a group of younger girls or just looking to have fun and challenge yourself with like-minded peers, Girlguiding’s activity finder is full of ideas and inspiration for outdoor activities. 

Search 'outdoor' on our activities finder

Tell us what you think

This is part of our new offer by young women, for young women and we need your feedback and suggestions. We’ll continue to expand the opportunities over time, so get in touch to tell us what you’d like to see added here.