Making The Outdoors Accessible To All

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By Scout Ambassador, Julia Bradbury in Scouts.

Scout Ambassador Julia Bradbury’s TV presenting has taken her all over the world, walking and climbing across Europe and Africa. Now she tells us all about The Outdoor Guide – an online resource she set up with her sister Gina that brings together information for walks all around the UK.

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about the outdoors. The benefits of spending time in nature are well documented – it gives a huge boost to our health and particularly our wellbeing, giving us the time, space, and perspective we need in our busy lives. I also believe it’s one of the best places to learn skills like resilience, tenacity, and teamwork.

Scouts don’t need asking twice to go into the outdoors. It’s always brilliant to see Scouts hiking in groups large and small on expeditions. For me, it’s a privilege to help inspire more young people to enjoy the outdoors, and I’d like to thank every volunteer who makes this possible. You are an inspiration.

I believe we all have a duty to help young people develop an understanding, respect, and appreciation of nature at early age – and that these are gifts they carry with them throughout their lives. I invariably find that those who show a care and respect for nature demonstrate care and consideration for other people too.

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