Information and resources for applicants and participants

How do I take part?

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Download and complete the contract and medical form from the bottom of this page, then post the completed paperwork to us at this address:
    • The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
      The Outward Bound Trust
      Robertson House
      152 Bath Street
      Glasgow G2 4TB

    • If you can’t print at home, and can’t get it printed at school, then please contact us to be sent a form by post
  3. Once we have reviewed all applications from your area, we will be in touch to let you know if you have a place.
    • We fill places in waves throughout the summer so you may not hear anything from us for a while – don’t worry though! An offer of a place may even come in the Autumn term depending on how places are filled in your area.
  4. If accepted as a participant, confirm your place with payment of the £20 non-refundable administration fee (this is all you have to pay for the whole award)
    • Your School Champion can accept cash, or cheques made payable to “The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award Programme”
  5. We will send you an email confirming receipt of the admin fee and your position of fully confirmed participant. Congratulations!

Some what-ifs:

If you are accepted as a participant, but we are then unable to contact you, we may need to give your place to someone else, so please ensure you regularly monitor your e-mail address, or get someone else to do it for you if you are on holiday.

If you are accepted as a participant but decide later that you no longer wish to take part then you must contact us as soon as possible so that we can give your place to someone else. If you do not tell us in time, we may not be able to fill your place and our funder’s money will not be able to be used to help a young person.

When and where will my residential course take place?

Our 2019 residential courses will take place between August and October at Howtown on Ullswater and Loch Eil. You can see which week you’re likely to be going away for at this page: The Residential. Bear in mind that some schools might be sending people on more than one week, so check carefully – we will email you with your course dates anyway.

If you need more information, please get in touch using the details at the foot of this page.

What are the other important dates I need to know?

The dates of the milestone events in the programme depend on which residential course you attend. See the table below for details. Attendance at these events – and at the community project which you will arrange –  is compulsory to gain the full Award.

The Project Forum is an evening event, held in Glasgow. You will need to take time out of school to attend your Refresh Day.

Residential Project Forum Refresh Day Project deadline Final review to be done by
19th – 23rd August 2019, Howtown Tues 1st October TBC End Dec 2019 Mid Jan 2020
23rd – 27th September 2019, Loch Eil Weds 6th Nov TBC End Jan 2020 Start Feb 2020
14th – 18th October 2019, Loch Eil Tues 26th Nov TBC Mid Feb 2020  Mid Feb 2020
21st – 25th October 2019, Loch Eil Thurs 28th Nov TBC End Feb 2020  End Feb 2020


Learning resources

For your project team meetings

For the Project Forum

Developing your community project

The planning tools

General resources

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