Scotland's Next Generation

Scotland's Next Generation

Scotland’s Next Generation is a life-changing programme for disadvantaged young people in Scotland.

Through circumstances beyond their control, these young people face multiple challenges in life and don't have the financial means to access the same opportunities as their peers.

Who is it for?

Scotland's Next Generation is for young people aged 14-17 years old from anywhere in Scotland. These young folk would like to take part in an Outward Bound experience but need financial support to be able to.

They'll need some stamina and a basic level of fitness as there are lots of outdoor adventures during the course.

The young person must meet one of the below criteria:

  • Disadvantaged (would not have the financial means to pay for the experience)
  • A young carer
  • Or care experienced

What will they do?

As part of Scotland's Next Generation, they'll take part in Outward Bound's 7 Day Ridge Adventure or 14 Day Summit Adventure at our Loch Eil centre in the Highlands.

Either the Ridge or Summit Adventure can be chosen depending on the Young Person's previous experience of outdoor adventure. We can help you decide which course is best!

Before the course, they'll meet up as a group with an instructor to prepare. They also have the support of a course mentor, who will meet them before and after their course.

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