Scouts Peruvian Amazon 2020

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. 

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. 

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: £5,300 (inc international flights)
Duration: 5 weeks - 24th July to 28th August 2020 (TBC)
Location: Peruvian Amazon
Age Range: 18-25 (at the time of expedition)
Briefing: April 17-19th April 2020, Oxford
Visa: Not Required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some needed, details given nearer the time.

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 Society 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