Community based projects

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
Partnered by The Outward Bound Trust

In order to gain the full Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award, participants must demonstrate that their project meets the following criteria:

  • The project will have a lasting positive impact on others in the local community
  • It takes the equivalent of 3 days to deliver
  • You ‘own’ the project and are not simply volunteering or fundraising for another
  • The project is complex enough to need careful planning
  • The project is a showcase for your skills and abilities

You will learn how to draw up a plan for your project; take responsibility for various tasks; take your turn as team leader; raise funds to cover the cost of your project; and make presentations to win support for your project.

Throughout this process, The Outward Bound Trust staff who trained participants at Loch Eil or Howtown continue to meet the teams, working with them and advising them, and reviewing participants’ progress in each project and their development in five core skills:

  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Project management

If you work for an organisation that has been approached by a Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award project group, we have prepared an information sheet that should answer some questions you might have. Download it from the link below: