About the award
Need a way to develop skills, improve your confidence and broaden your experience as you prepare to leave school? The Mark Scott Award combines a residential adventure in the wild with a project back in your community. It enhances your CV and prepares you for university, an apprenticeship or your first real job.
What's the Award all About?
Over the last 25 years, the Award has equipped 3,000 school leavers to face the challenges that lie ahead. If you're an S6 pupil, taking part will help you gain social confidence, improve your communication and organisation skills, develop your resilience, and maintain your own mental wellbeing.
Previous participants tell us that they also felt an increased connection to the outdoors and an appreciation of a healthy lifestyle. And they felt more connected to their community.
What will I do?
You will spend five days in nature's playground, heading to our Loch Eil centre near Fort William between August and October.
You'll be climbing rocks and abseiling back down, building rafts, and heading out into the mountains on an expedition.
You'll work together with the rest of your group to take on new physical challenges. And you'll also learn skills such as presentations, project management and planning.
Expect stunning sunrises, new friendships and skilled instructors encouraging you out of your comfort zone.