Scoutabout is an extraordinary event that only happens once every three years within our County. Approx. 6,000 Scouts and Guides aged between 10-14 from all over Surrey participating in a weekend of fun, learning and over 400 activities. You name it, its probably there – see a list of activities from a previous event below. Our scouts have been parascending, driven monster trucks and been white water rafting here!

It takes place in the South East of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex – the only local place big enough to take us all! It’s a secure site, with monitored entrances and exits. Which means Scouts and Guides are able to roam freely (within groups) between activities without their leaders – a freedom they all seem to love!


1. Feb: Leaders ask Scouts who is interested – collecting permission forms and payment.
2. March: Leaders book (Deposit and registration of interest)
3. April: Leaders confirm District Coach bookings (numbers required)
4. Beg May: Leaders Register participant details online, and activity that we run (requires submission of a risk assessment).
5. Order Scoutabout Kit
6. End May: Leaders send final payment
7. Beg July: Camp!

Previous Activities

AA Demo Car
Abseil Wall
Aerial Runway
Air Rifle Shooting
Amateur Radio Station- GB4FUN
Animal Key rings
Backwoods Cooking
Badge Making
Balancing Act
Ball Giant Maze
Bannock Making & Cooking
Baseline Compass Course
Basic First Aid
Bead Critter Key rings
Bead Flag Fridge Magnets
Bead Flags
Beany Ducks
Beep Test
Belgian Box
Belt branding
Black Hole (Caving)
Blind Volley Ball
Bobbin Challenge
Bootlace Race
Bottle top badges
Bouncy Boxing
Bouncy Castle
Bouncy Slide
Box Cricket
Box Kart Races
BrandingBucking Bronco
Build A Pyramid
Bumble Bees on Pencil Tops
Bungee Run
Bungee Trampoline
Camp Fire Biscuits
Camp Mirrors
Candle dipping
Candle Holders
Candle Leaf Printing
Candle Making
Candle Painting
Candyfloss & Coconuts
Catapult Target Range
Catch a Fish
CD Clocks
CD Greeting Cards
CD Pot & Pulses
Chariot Building & Racing
Chinese Tattoos
Circus Skills
Climb the Rock
Climbing Wall
Coconut shy
Coloured Hairspray
Computer Games
Computer Survival Challenge
Copper Bangles
Cork Coasters
Crazy Golf
Cross Cut Logging Time Trials
Crossbow Target Shooting
Deadman’s Crawl
Decorated Apples
Decorated Drinks Bottles
Decorated Glass Tea light Holders
Decorated Plastic Bag
Decorated Welly Pegs
DIY Makeover
Drainpipe Challenge
Driving Lessons
Drum workshop
Duel @ Soaky Corral
Dunk Tank
Elasticated Bead Bracelets
Encaustic Art
Engine building
Face painting
Fastest Goal
Fencing Experience
Foam Shapes / Magnets & Badges
Four Man Ski Races
Fridge Magnets
Friendship Bracelets
Friendship People
Frisbee Golf
Funky Foam Key rings
Funny Hair Do’s
Game zone
Get Knotted
Giant Bagatelle
Giant Chess
Giant Connect Games
Giant Dominoes
Giant Jenga
Giant Pick Up Sticks
Giant Puzzles
Giant Snakes & Ladders
Giant Twister
Gladiator Games
Glass Engraving
Glass Painting
Glider Making
Go Karts
Golf Clipping Challenge
Grass Heads
Grass Skiing
Grass Sledging
Greeting Cards
Gun Run
Hair Braiding
Hama Beads Craft
Harley Davidson
Henna Painting
High Ropes
Hike Tent Pitching Competition
Holy Water
Hook a Bottle of Pop
Horse Racing
Horse Shoe Tossing
Hot Air Balloon
Human TT Football
Ice Climbing
Ice Hockey
Icing & Decorating Biscuits
Inflatable Equaliser Game
Inflatable Human T.T. Football
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Insect Gliders
Japanese Braiding
JCB Driving
Jet Ski
Jewellery Making
Karate/Self Defence
Key Rings
Kite Making
Laminated Bookmarks etc.
Large Bubble Making
Laser Clay Pigeon Shoot
Lawn Darts Competition
Leather Craft
Live Steam Railway
Macramé Love Knot Pin
Making Juggling Balls
Map Symbol Bingo
Milk Crate Stacking
Mind Game
Mini Craft Boxes
Mini Motorbikes
Mini Pioneering
Mobile Climbing Wall
Monkey Bike & Unicycle
Morris Dancing
Mud slide
Nail Painting
New Age Kurling
Painting Spoons
Pancake MakingPaper Rockets
Paper Spirals
Paperfold Cards
Party Coasters
Perfume Making
Pick Up Sticks
Pillow Fighting
Plane Table Plotting
Pogo SticksPole Lathe Turning
Pom Pom Bugs & Origami
Porcelain Painting
Puzzle Challenge
Pyrography (decorative wood burning)
Quad Bikes
Racing Mini
Radio Controlled Bomb Run
Radio Controlled Cars
Red Rose Buttonhole
Ring the Bell
Roll a Car
Rope Making & Knots
Rotating Climbing Wall
Scalextric Grand Prix
Scoubidou pens/pencilsScoubidou Key rings
Scoubidou Woggles
Sedan Chair Racing
Sensor Barrel
Sequin Hearts
Skittle Alley
Slippery Pole
Smokey tiles
Snakes & ladders
Snorkelling & Scuba
Space Hoppers
Splat the Rat
Sponge Bulls Eye Games
Stained Glass Pictures
Stilt Football
Stilt Walking
Stress Balls
Super Frisbee
Surf Simulator
Syd the Snake Pencils
Tag Rugby
Tangram Puzzles
Team Building
Team Challenges
Tent Peg Making
Tetris Square
Tile painting
Tissue Honeycomb Fruits
Totem Pole Carving
Trek Cart Race
Trick Bicycles
Twig Race
Tye Dyeing
Umbrella Golf
Wall of Hands
Water Divining
Water Rockets
Water Tube
Water Wars
Wellie Throwing
Window Decoration
Woggle making
Wound Make-up
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