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Youth EngagementYouth Engagement

We work with groups of all ages and abilities, and are able to offer a variety of practical, engaging activities to inspire and challenge young people to take a greater interest in the outdoors. We have plenty of options for working as a group or as individuals.

Looking after the National Park

Youth groups can help to look after the National Park by undertaking conservation tasks through our Practical Ranger Days.

We can also deliver sessions specific to Scout Association and Girlguiding badges, please see below. Individuals can also complete elements of their Queen's Scout Award and Queen's Guide Award through taking part in our Conservation Residentials.

We also offer specific training for DofE groups linked to expeditions.

Individual young people can also gain valuable experience and work towards their skills and volunteering elements of programmes through our Young Rangers Scheme.

Other Youth Group activities

Some of our most popular activities include:

  • Bushcraft, shelter building, fire lighting
  • Map and compass skills
  • Geocaching
  • Stream-dipping
  • Camouflage and concealment
  • Building nest boxes and bird feeders
  • Guided walks

Costs range from £5.50 to £8.50 per person per session (all accompanying adults go free). Our activities are also linked to Uniform Group badges. For more details and costs visit our make a booking. Please contact us to discuss dates.

Activities for Scouting and Guiding badges

We provide activities at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby which satisfy requirements for some of the badges for the following groups.


Rainbow Jigsaw (pdf)


Out and About Badge (pdf)

Seasons Badge (pdf)

Wildlife Explorer (pdf)


Survival Badge (pdf)

Finding Your Way Badge (pdf)


Outdoors Challenge Award (pdf)

Explore Badge (pdf)

Adventure Challenge Award (pdf)

Hikes Away Staged Badge (pdf)


Naturalist Badge (pdf)

Adventure Challenge Award (pdf)

Hikes Away Staged Badge (pdf)


Naturalist Activity Badge (pdf)

Hill Walker Activity Badge (pdf)

Navigator stage 1 (pdf)

Navigator stage 2 (pdf)

Navigator stage 3 (pdf)

Contact us

Email or call 01439 772700