How Getting Outdoors with Scouts will Benefit your Mental Health

You are guaranteed to spend a lot of your Scouting experience outdoors and in the fresh air. Whether that be doing epic adventurous activities or simply sitting around a campfire with your Scouts friends. However, spending time in green space or bringing nature into your life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.


Scouts camping in the snow during sunset


With Scouts, you will be doing things like caving, rock climbing, canoeing, canyoning, hiking, environment camping and many more outdoor ventures. Partaking in these exciting experiences will have lots of positive effects including:

• Improving your mood
• Reduce feelings of stress
• Help you take time out and feel relaxed
• Improve your physical health
• Improve your confidence and self-esteem
• Help you become more active
• Help you meet and get to know new people
• Connect you to your local community
• Reduce loneliness
• Help you feel connected to nature
• Provide peer support
• Spending time outdoors helps your body absorb vitamin D


Scout abseiling down into water Jindabyne caves


Heal, soothe, restore and connect with nature through Scouts. Visit and get outdoors now!