Summer is nearly upon us and the sun is shining (mostly!) which means the Venture Abroad team have been ‘all go’ with the busy summer season fast approaching! This year, we have 2689 Scouts, Guides and Trefoil Guild members travelling with us to Belgium, Switzerland and beyond!

It’s Brochure Time!vava

The new 2017 Scout and Guide brochure is currently at the print house and will be landing on your doorstep, all shiny and new, within the next few days. If you haven’t registered to receive it, you can request your printed copy here or download it now. Jam-packed with exciting destinations, excursions and activities, an international adventure has never looked so good!

In more brochure news, the 2017 Trefoil Guild Holidays brochure will be landing next month so watch this space! Featuring a two-stop trip to Sorrento and Sicily, a 2017 Iceland adventure and information on next year’s Annual Meeting Weekend in Brighton, we have a range of exciting trips, itineraries and opportunities on offer!

A Memorable Trip to Mexico

Have you heard about the Leaders and Trefoil Guild members’ recent trip to WAGGGS World Centre, Our Cabaña, in Mexico? Check out our previous blog post to find out more about their Mexican Adventure and World Thinking Day celebrations!


Trefoil Guild Annual Meeting Weekend 2016

The countdown to the Trefoil Guild Annual Meeting Weekend 2016 has begun and members of the Trefoil Guild attending can soon expect their final confirmation packs with all the necessary information for the weekend.

Ten members of the Venture Abroad team will be in and around Harrogate to welcome attendees and to make sure the weekend runs smoothly. Make sure you come along to The Harrogate International Centre to say hello prior to the Meeting!

We can’t wait to join the attendees in the beautiful town of Harrogate next month!

Adventures in Switzerland

Kate, Katie and Bryony from the Venture Abroad team are currently exploring stunning Switzerland (we’re not jealous at all!). So far, they’ve visited KISC and Our Chalet and hopped on local
transport to see the Trümmelbach Falls and the world famous chocolate show. They will all be stepping up to the Adventure Park Rehärti challenge, let’s hope they have a head for heights!


On their return from Switzerland, they will be ready to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with groups looking for their next adventure. Look out for their Switzerland updates on our social media pages!


A Warm Welcome to the 2016 Summer Reps

We’re thrilled to welcome new VA Reps, Lewis, Hannah and Holly to the team and to welcome back previous VA Reps, Ellie, Sara Jayne and Kate! Our Reps will be based in Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands and will be on-site to welcome groups to their accommodation and support them throughout their stay. Check out their ‘About Me’ profiles on our previous blog. (PS. Lewis is cycling all the way to KISC! What an adventure!).

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.

photo comp

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!


The Venture Abroad Team