The Outdoor Adventure Skills framework promotes youth members’ exploration of, and progression through key outdoor pursuits. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Outdoor Adventure Skills reinforce what Scouting is well known for and compliments other personal progression opportunities provided by Scouting.
Scouts aren't required to finish any Outdoor Adventure Skills Stages however if they want to achieve the Peak Award in the Section they will need to achieve certain Stages of the Outdoor Adventure Skills. Refer to each Sections Peak Award for more details.
This innovative framework has nine broad category streams with nine developmental stages within each stream, 23 activity streams in total which our youth members are encouraged to explore.
Aquatics, Alpine, Boating, Cycling, Paddling and Vertical are the six Specialist Areas. Scouts have the opportunity to select which activities they wish to do and may start a new interest in any of these areas at any time in their Scouting journey.
Each of the six Specialist Areas have multiple streams, separating at Stage 4 and/or Stage 7, in order to develop higher-level tailored skills.