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Taking the pressure out of the planning

21 Mar 17

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A guide to launching your trip

Launching your Venture Abroad trip couldn’t be easier with our brand new Party Leader Launch Pack.

A vital part of running a trip is getting members to sign up. We’ve done the hard work for you by putting together a Launch Pack, helping to make the process of getting members to sign up as straightforward as possible. Simply ask your Tour Consultant for a Party Leader Launch Pack with a bespoke PowerPoint presentation and template cover letter specific to your trip!

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World Thinking Day at Our Cabana, Mexico

8 Mar 17

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This February, 16 members of Girlguiding Anglia went on the Mexico Leaders Trip to join in the Summer Friendship Programme at Our Cabana and celebrate World Thinking Day 2017!

First stop – Mexico City! Following a guided tour of the city, the group visited the stunning Sun and Moon Pyramids before continuing on to Our Cabana in Cuernavaca.

During the rest of their time in Mexico, the group took part in the Summer Friendship Programme, joined in with a range of service projects and took a trek up to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

Take a look at their adventure pics…

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We have a winner!

3 Mar 17

Another year of photo magnificence, picture perfection and image inspiration and we’ve been bowled over by photo competition entries from you photography-enthused travellers!

Our groups have been busy snapping away on tour and sending in their top travel pics, sharing their hiking highs, activity action-shots and even ice-cream mishaps! We love to see what our groups are up to on tour – it certainly brings a spot of sunshine (and travel envy) to our office days – so we’d like to say a huge thank you to all you budding photographers, holiday snappers and creative clickers for all your fine flashin’ work!

With so many fantastic entries in this year’s photo competition, it’s been a tough call on our end. However, we have decided on a winner!

And the winner is…


Royal Tunbridge Wells Scouts!

Why we love it…

Kandersteg International Scout Centre is all about fun and international friendship and this pic captures it all!

Everybody say cheese!

The camera keeps on rolling as the end of one competition means the start of another. Entries are now open for the 2017 photo competition so capture your magic moments, landscape loves or adventure antics and send them in for a chance to win up to £200…now there’s a reason to smile for the camera!

Follow this link to enter your trip pics!

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2nd St Leonards Guides give us their Disneyland Paris low-down!

1 Mar 17

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This January and February, groups of Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts made their way to the magical world of Disneyland Paris to hop aboard the magic carpet.

2nd St Leonards Guides were one of the groups to experience the delightful thrills of Disneyland after they decided their 100th birthday year called for something special to mark the occasion. Gill Clare, Leader of 2nd St Leonards Guides, gives us her account of the trip…

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How will an international trip benefit your Scouts and Guides?

28 Feb 17


For many years, Venture Abroad has been passionate about working to enrich the international travel experiences of Scout and Guide groups.

So what better way to find out the real benefits groups are getting from international travel with Venture Abroad than by talking to the Party Leaders themselves?

It was great to catch up with Brian Hobden, Party Leader of Royal Tunbridge Wells Scouts, to find out about his group’s international adventure in Kandersteg, Switzerland last summer.

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World Thinking Day 2017

20 Feb 17

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Since February 22nd 1962, World Thinking Day has been a day for speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, fundraising for projects around the world and celebrating international friendship. Katie from the VA team has been involved in Girlguiding all her life and discusses the importance of this day for her:

‘World Thinking Day is a very special day in the Girlguiding calendar. It’s an opportunity to remember all the wonderful opportunities which Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has given us, and which we can give our members. It’s also a day to think of all my Guiding and Girl Scouting friends around the world – from Australia to the USA and everywhere in between. I feel very lucky that they are part of my life, as they have allowed me to learn about their lives and their experiences. That’s why I do this job – to give girls the same experience and to help them feel part of the worldwide Guiding family.’


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