Yikes August is almost over! The summer season may nearly be over but it’s all still go at Venture Abroad. The last few remaining groups are still yet to depart. Many of them are travelling to Europe but we have a few groups travelling to Iceland and the World Centre in Mexico, Our Cabana. We already have our first few groups booking for 2018, so there is no time like the present to start planning your adventure.

We have had so many groups out this summer and they’ve all been having exciting adventures here, there and everywhere! Thanks to the Venture Abroad Resort Representatives we have been able to keep up to date with the groups’ recent movements via the blog and the absolutely amazing photos. My favourite being a scout from 1st Crowle Scouts standing on his head on a paddle board?!


We have received some excellent feedback from the groups and some lovely words that have brought smiles to the VA office!

“Everything we were hoping for- a great range of activities, the chance to mix with scouts from all over Europe and stunning scenery” (Steve Clark, 16th St Albans Scouts, KISC 2016)

“The tour was full of adventure and new experiences for the Guides & Rangers that was created with such ease by Venture Abroad” (Victoria Ling-White, Girlguiding Liphook, Adelboden 2016)

“Awesome experience, has ignited the joy of international guiding into the next generation” (Alison Ringrose, 1st Helensburgh Guides, Kandersteg, 2016)

Essex International Jamboree

Bryony and Ellen from the VA team headed to Essex International Jamboree for a weekend of sunshine, socialising and scouting! Read all about their experiences here.


Gilwell Reunion

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Gilwell reunion is taking place 2nd to 4th September and the Venture Abroad can’t wait to join the fun! Make sure you come and find our stand to talk all things travel and adventure. We will be holding a basketball competition at the stand so if you fancy your chances, come and have a go for the chance to win £50 worth of Sports equipment for your group! If you don’t feel like throwing hoops, you can enter our competition for the chance to win £50 GoOutdoors vouchers – no active participation required!

Christmas Markets

The perfect way to enjoy the run up to the most magical time of year is to spend it with fellow Guide leaders and Trefoil members at the Valkenburg Christmas Markets.

This 4-day tour includes one stop in the beautiful town of Valkenburg in The Netherlands where you will discover the enchanting Velvet Cave Christmas Markets and a second stop in the fascinating medieval town of Aachen in Germany.

There is little availability for the Christmas markets so make sure you don’t miss out on a magical Christmas! Find out more here.

Photo Competition

Don’t forget to submit your Venture Abroad photos to our annual photo competition! We would love to see your adventure pics from your time on tour and we’re offering a top prize of £100 for the best photo! The competition will close on 31st December 2016 and winners will be announced no later than 1st February next year. Check out last year’s winner here and submit your pics here.

Get in Touch

To find out more information about anything mentioned in our blog, check out our website and social media pages or give us a call in the office on 01332 342 050. We’d love to hear from you!

PS. Have you followed us on Instagram yet? It’s a great way to stay in the VA loop and follow our summer of #adventure!

Written by Georgia Bashford