Scouts Peruvian Amazon 2020 expedition

Start your journey to the Peruvian Amazon with British Exploring and Scouts today. This is an exclusive opportunity for Scouts Network members to experience the biodiversity, hidden valleys, jungle mountains and cloud forest of the Amazon.

The expedition will take you deep into the Peruvian jungle and into the Amazon basin to trek and study the biodiversity of the area while documenting your experience through creative media projects. You will take part in conservation and sustainability studies to help further our understanding of the Amazon through scientific fieldwork. Surveying wild monkeys, birds, snakes, butterflies and an array of reptiles. Read more about our Science projects here

The expedition has been designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience. The safety and support of our explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return. Visit our safety and support page for more information. 

Please note that this is an exclusive expedition for Scout Network members. Simply click on the apply button below to start your application.

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Ed Stafford invites you to join British Exploring and Scouts on our 2020 expedition to the Peruvian Amazon. "Life is about adventure and so is Scouting. It’s about trying something new and testing your limits. I personally had one of the transformative parts of my life while walking the Amazon, if you want to find out who you really are and what you’re really capable of I strongly recommend Amazon 2020." - Ed Stafford 

What's involved

• Extended Jungle Trekking.

• Diverse programme of scientific study and research looking at all areas of the biodiversity that exists in this area.
• Document your expedition through exciting media projects.
• Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
• Life skills – communication, confidence building, teamwork, organisation skills, leadership.
• John Muir Award for environmental awareness & conservation.

Expedition breakdown

Cost: £5,000 (inc international flights)
Duration: 5 weeks - 24th July to 28th August 2020 (EXACT DATES TBC)
Location: Peruvian Amazon
Age Range: 18-25 (at the time of expedition)
Briefing: Induction weekend 27th-29th October 2017 - venue Kibblestone Scout Camp
Visa: Not Required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some needed, details given nearer the time.

Not sure what a British Exploring expedition to the Amazon looks like? Watch this video to get a better idea of what’s involved. Each expedition is unique, although there is always an element of adventure, science and media projects to take part in. Head to our Amazon playlist on Youtube for more videos, including top kit recommendations, advice from past explorers and more. 

Scout Network

Scout Network is the fifth section of The Scout Association’s youth programme and is for all young adults aged 18-25. Scouting exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them realise their full potential and make an impact on their community. Scout Network enables this to happen through a programme of projects and events divided into three Programme Areas: Adventure, International and Community.

This is an exclusive international opportunity for Scout Network members across the United Kingdom and will allow you to engage on a personal development journey and develop skills for life through a programme of high adventure and community projects from a base within Peruvian jungle.

Supported by Ed Stafford

Ed is the Guinness World Record-holder for becoming first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon and also the star of his own Discovery Channel show Marooned, where he is dropped off in remote and inhospitable parts of the planet with nothing to help him survive. Ed is both a British Exploring Patron and Scouts Ambassador and is kindly giving his time to support our partnership and 2020 expedition to the Amazon.

"In a lazy world of Playstation and Xbox it takes an amazing organisation to drag young people into the wilds. Expeditions are so much more than holidays - they are a vital part of personal development and bring out real character and values in people of all ages." - Ed Stafford