We are delighted to announce that the Wilderness Foundation UK has recently been accepted as a member organisation of YET – The Young Explorers Trust.
YET provides a national scheme in which venture plans are evaluated and those that meet the high standard set by the Young Explorers’ Trust are awarded YET Approval status., which also may include compliance with BS8 8848.
YET Approval indicates that the venture plans adequately provide for the safety of the expedition members, risk analysis, the competence and experience of the leaders, the expedition budget, environmental concerns, and the value of the venture to participants in terms of personal development achieved through adventure and the proposed projects.
The Wilderness Foundation UK provides opportunities for a range of education and youth support programmes in Britain, South Africa and elsewhere which draw on the special benefits that wilderness can provide. These include leadership skills and personal development programmes.
Each trail offers a range of life training skills such as leadership, planning and organising, decision-making, outdoor skills, teamwork, self-esteem, social/group skills, communication and the interface between environmental and social issues.
In addition, time for personal reflection and solitude provides the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and connection with the earth, so that participants may return replenished and with fresh insights.
For further information on our wilderness trails programmes for schools and youth groups, please call Richard at the Wilderness Foundation UK on 01245 443073 or email info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk to request a brochure.