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Scout Groups & Cadets Adventurous Activities 

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We share all the values of the Scouts and believe very much in 'learning by doing'.

Director and owner of Vertical Descents, Ben Starkie, was himself a keen Scout and Cadet in the Lakes during his childhood. Joe Thurgood, centre Manager at Vertical Descents Scotland, also spent his teenage years in the Scouts in Yorkshire. We use their collective experience when giving Scout and Cadet groups a great day out.  

On top of that, our broad range of experience with military groups allows us to give cadets the kind of inspiring adventure activities they need.

Our adventurous activities develop the following (in line with the Scouting ethos):

  • the ability to take responsibility
  • the ability to take acceptable risks
  • courage & leadership skills
  • effective teamwork
  • physical fitness

Why choose Vertical Descents?

We are at the top of our game and can provide you and your team with the very best in challenging adventurous activities. We utilise the natural terrain surrounding our bases to provide the best challenging adventurous activities in the UK.

We provide adventurous activities involving controlled exposure to risk and can create bespoke packages to match the needs of your group and aims of your adventure activity expeditions.

We have held our Adventurous Activities Licence (AAL) (HSE) since 2007.

Scout & Cadet Adventure Packages

Package Activities Pricing


1 Day Package
Available in Fort William & Perthshire
2 ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES- Canyoning combined with a choice from
WW Rafting/WW Funyakking/WW River Bugging
£90 pp Groups
(10+)£85 (20+)£80


2 Day Package
Available in Fort William/Oban & Perthshire
3 ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES - White Water activity & Canyoning combined with a choice from Mountain Biking/ Target Sports/ Team Building activities £130 pp Groups
(10+)£120 (20+)£110