Dangoor Next Generation Scotland

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Journey into the heart of the UK's most dramatic and wild landscapes.

Experience life in the wild first-hand and learn about the world in a way that no textbook can teach you, from how to survive in the outdoors to the fascinating wildlife that you might encounter. You’ll discover how to face whatever challenges life throws at you, with the support of enthusiastic and experienced Leaders.

Led by experts, 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 Young Explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return.

The vast majority of young people return from our expeditions with a wealth of newfound practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

  • No longer accepting applications
  • 14 (Year 9) and above
  • Fully funded
  • Scotland
  • Visa not required for British passport holders
  • No vaccinations needed other than vaccines for Life in the UK

It's changed the way I look at my future. I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.

Young Explorer

What's Included?

  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in our Next Steps reunion and reflection event
  • Lifetime membership of British Exploring Society
  • Support to continue your development journey after expedition

What's Involved?

  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally to try something new
  • Meet new people from all over the country and make friends for life
  • Learn through adventure, science and media projects and adapt to live in the outdoors, camping in the wild using Trangia stoves
  • Build your character, resilience, determination and teamwork abilities while exploring amazing outdoor spaces
  • Increase your confidence, communication skills and develop leadership skills whilst working as part of team
  • Receive support from British Exploring Society to continue your development journey after expedition

Join us. You are about to change your life

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It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.

An absolutely incredible journey. It took me out of my comfort zone and tested me in a way that has helped me develop as a more tolerant person. Also, I had the chance to make some amazing friends!

Young Explorer

I’ve learnt how to safely push myself out of comfort zones and to take risks sometimes. I’d usually be at home sitting in my bedroom and not really socializing with many people. I haven’t made many friends in college, but now I really feel like I can approach people and really give it a go. This programme really has been life changing.

Young Explorer

It’s been life changing. This has been the first programme I've gone on that's worked for me and has really impacted me. I’d describe myself before expedition as a shy and nervous kind of person who worries a lot, but after finishing the expedition I've really changed and I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.

Young Explorer


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Since 2011 David Dangoor and members of the Dangoor Family have very generously supported the Dangoor Next Generation Programme. Dangoor Education provide charitable support across the field of the education sector, from formal education to outdoor organisations. This includes providing support to The Outward Bound Trust, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Westminster Academy and many other educational organisations.



A charity built on a desire to open the minds of young people, equipping them with essential, transferrable employability and life skills and developing an enterprising mindset so that they will have the ability to create better life chances for themselves and become catalysts for positive change in their communities.