Girlguide and Scout Expeditions

Our international Girlguide and Scout expeditions offer a simple, low-cost volunteering opportunity that is perfect for Scouts and Guides aged 13+.

As a group, your Scouts or Girlguides will be part of a long-term mission to help improved the lives of thousands of children in Africa.

Our Scout and Girlguide volunteer experiences offer your group the chance to fulfil their promise by impacting the lives of deprived young people in developing areas of Africa. Working alongside local staff and students, Scouts and Girlguides help to support project development by making the most of their existing skills whilst gaining new ones.

Our promise to you is that we make the entire trip process as simple as possible, from launch to your safe return. Our impeccable safety record and accreditations assure group leaders real peace of mind, and our many years of working with young people has helped us to create an outstanding yet simple expedition programme.

Your Scouts or Girlguides will work to improve lives in Africa and will, in the process, become better global citizens. Invaluable life skills, such as money management, decision-making and planning are gained throughout.

Scouts and Girlguides will typically fundraise for their trip over a 9-18 month period in preparation for their trip. This stage of the process is important as it helps to develop enterprise, resilience and improvisation.

Please explore our trip options, find out more and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Five Reasons To Choose Us

African Adventures specialises in youth travel, having organised successful volunteer experiences for thousands of young people and hundreds of groups. We proudly hold a number of accreditations that should give you faith that you are travelling with a reputable and trusted company that is safely run, fully insured, and responsibly motivated.

We believe that Scouts & Guides gain as much as they give before, during and after their volunteer trip. Helping young people to progress, develop new abilities and become global citizens are key objectives of an African Adventure. Leading to developed skills from resilience to leadership, we have seen volunteering bring the best out in so many.

We have established a unique, ethical and effective model of volunteering which allows volunteers to get the most out of their experience whilst providing maximum benefit to our partner projects. African Adventures provides a strong platform for Scouts and Guides to fulfil and act on their Promise.

We make the organisation of your trip as easy as possible. Our bespoke online platform holds all the tools and resources you and your group will need to prepare you for the journey ahead. Your dedicated Groups Manager will take care of trip admin and make sure that your entire group is looked after, from launch to your safe return.

Quite simply, we guarantee that you won’t find the same opportunity for less. Our packages include everything you need and our support tools make financing them as simple as possible.

Girlguide and Scout Expeditions Trip Package

What’s Included In Your Package?

We pride ourselves on our excellent pre-departure service and fully inclusive Girlguide and Scout Expeditions.

  • Dedicated UK Groups Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Launch presentation and pre-departure meeting
  • Fundraising support and ideas
  • Access to our My African Adventure portal and volunteer resource area
  • Free place with every 10 volunteers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Financial protection under the ATOL scheme
  • Free t-shirt
  • Visa application support
When You Travel
  • Indirect flights from London Heathrow1 2
  • Return airport transfers in-country
  • Dedicated African Adventures Trip Co-ordinator
  • Single-sex, shared accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Daily transport as per itinerary
  • Organised project work
  • 24-hour support in the event of an emergency
  • Cultural events and activities
  • Contribution to essential project development
After You Travel
  • Full trip debrief with UK Groups Manager
  • Certification of completion of volunteer programme for your group

What’s Not Included?

Very little, actually.

  • UK medical expenses – any vaccinations or antimalarial tablets
  • Visa fee
During your trip
  • Spending money
  • Drinking water
  1. Direct flights and regional airport departures available for additional cost
  2. There is a £50 summer flying supplement for trips taking place in July and August

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Girlguides and Scouts will benefit greatly and will:

  • Learn valuable skills such as money management, fundraising, planning and critical thinking.
  • Enjoy a unique volunteering experience, which will enhance college, apprenticeship and university and job application prospects.
  • Return as more globally and culturally aware citizens.
  • Help create lasting change and become more understanding of sustainable development.
  • Feel proud of the impact made whilst volunteering.
  • Go on an emotional journey of cultural exchange.
  • Build new relationships and make new friends.
  • Be encouraged to continue their philanthropic commitment into the future.

Yes, return flights are included as standard in all our group trip packages.

Any person aged 13+ would be ideally suited to go on a trip. Explorer Scouts are particularly well-suited to our volunteer trip packages.

We organise trips throughout the year. Just let us know when you would like to travel!

Our safety record is impeccable. Visit the ‘Your Safety’ section of our website to find out more.

Our Group Leader places are entirely free (based on 10 volunteers travelling for every one leader).

Girlguide and Scout Expeditions - Jacqui Pratt

“We had a totally amazing time. I will never forget how incredibly lucky I am and honoured to have been part of such an amazing adventure.”

Jacqui Pratt - Community Builder, Staffordshire Scouts
Girlguide and Scout Expeditions - Mandy Archer

“Fantastic. Best thing. Everyone should volunteer on something like this at least once in their life.”

Mandy Archer - Community Builder, Staffordshire Scouts
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