Asa Gurden, head of Scout Adventures, has been elected to succeed Joe Lynch as chair of the Learning Away Consortium. Scout Adventures is a long-standing member of the Consortium and Asa is a passionate supporter of the Brilliant Residentials campaign.

“We at Scout Adventures feel that this campaign is so important because we believe all students should have access to Brilliant Residentials.” Asa explained. “We want to help people go on the journey either by starting to use residentials or improving their current practice and making these experiences accessible to all.

“The Brilliant Residentials campaign is aligned to the work of The Scouts. Our recently launched strategy is all about getting more young people from all backgrounds to Do more, Learn more and Be more, and gain all these important skills for life. But this isn’t new, the seeds for our organisation came from a ‘Brilliant Residential’ over 100 years ago.

“Most people realise that great things can happen in the outdoors and especially in a residential setting. The great thing about the Brilliant Residentials campaign is that it’s backed by research, and the results speak for themselves.”