National Adventurous Activity Schools
Each year Scouts Australia offers a variety of National Adventurous Activities Schools around the country. These Schools are run by individual Branches on behalf of Scouts Australia so each one is different, but there are some common characteristics.
Each one focuses on a specific activity, such as mountain-biking, or on a set of related activities such as abseiling, rock-climbing, caving, and high ropes; they usually go for between four days and a week so participants can get properly immersed in the activity. Most Schools offer formal outdoor recreation qualifications from the SIS10 training package, particularly at Guide level, although a few are designed around Outdoor Adventure Skills. They’re a great way to quickly gain entry-level qualifications; knock off some OAS stages; or to consolidate existing skills. Most are open to Venturers, Rovers, and Leaders, and you can attend interstate ones (that’s why they’re National AA Schools!). You can find a link to each of the forthcoming National Adventurous Activities Schools below and to the left.