Getting adventurous
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Getting adventurous

Spring 2024
Charlotte Yates

Senior Partnerships Manager, PGL

We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with The Boys’ Brigade and to be able to encourage even more young people to experience outdoor adventures. 

We approached The Boys’ Brigade after analysing the groups who were booking PGL residentials, which showed that the BB were regular visitors to our centres. So we decided to see if there was any opportunity to ‘formalise’ our relationship and for the BB to come on board as one of PGL’s official group partners, joining the likes of Girlguiding (a partner for almost a decade), The Girls’ Brigade and the Volunteer Police Cadets. 

At PGL, we’re passionate about enriching young people’s lives and we know that the many uniform groups who stay with us every year really value being able to build confidence, improve teamwork and experience the challenges that new adventures bring. 

Through our new partnership, there’s never been a better time for BB members to experience an adventure where young people can push their limits, discover skills they didn’t know they had and try something new in inspiring surroundings.

Fantastic staff, always enthusiastic. My young people absolutely love PGL – it’s one of the main things they look forward to in the year! They have never let us down – quality activities, quality food and accommodation and brilliant staff – all organised for you! What’s not to like!” 

4th Scarborough

Our residential centres offer a mix of adrenaline-fuelled activities for groups of 7–17-year-olds, designed to inspire, motivate and bring out the best. For many, it’s the start of a new journey. So whether you’re looking to bring a small group, organise a regional gathering or enjoy sole use of a whole centre for an exclusive BB Takeover weekend, we’re right here to give you all the support you need. 

About PGL

  • Leading provider of outdoor adventure since 1957.
  • Our residential breaks have exciting activities to discover, from zipwire and kayaking, to high ropes and archery. 
  • Perfect for groups like The Boys’ Brigade to have fun, make discoveries and create unforgettable memories together. 
  • Over 40 activities and 15 centres.
  • Personalised programmes and age-appropriate activities.
  • High energy specialist instructors.

Benefits BB groups can now access from the partnership

  • Lower prices. 
  • £10+VAT discount for every member, meaning prices for an all-inclusive 2 night weekend start from just £99+VAT per person.
  • Free BB leader place for every 8 children/young people.
  • Additional discount for larger groups over 50 people.
  • Book 2 or more visits and save an additional 10% on the lowest priced break.
  • Opportunity to host exclusive Boys’ Brigade Takeover weekends at 15 centres across the UK

The benefits for leaders

  • Stress-free breaks for group leaders – leave the planning to us! 
  • Everything you need for your next group adventure is ready assembled on an all-inclusive PGL break.
  • Simply pick a PGL centre, choose a date and we’ll organise the rest.

To find out more about group adventures visit:

Other residential centres

There are a wide range of organisations running outdoor and residential centres across the country, including some Battalions/Districts. We include a list of sites in our Directory (see page 34), but here are a few more examples of organisations we know BB groups already use:

Whether it’s a country manor in acres of grounds or a campsite on the beach, SU have a range of residential options.

Abernethy operates three Christian residential outdoor centres in some of Scotland’s greatest landscapes with lochs, mountains, forests and rivers all on the doorstep.

With residential outdoor activity centres for uniformed groups across the UK, Kingswood provides a space for young people to bond, build confidence and try something new.

With six centres across the UK, the Trust’s mission is to “inspire young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible”.

A Christian charity that is passionate about developing young people, bringing adventure into learning in the outdoors, to transform lives.