What does Bushcraft offer

The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Bushcraft for their section. It also has information for Leaders/Adults who would like to get involved with this activity.

Bushcraft SASU is a team of people who can come and visit your group or event. They can provide a range of different activities for your sectional meeting or event.

Bushcraft is a fully inclusive activity and it can be enjoyed by everyone. See full list of sections and any restrictions for this activity, at the end of this page. However, we would ask that we are informed of any food allergies before running an event.

Critter Challenges

No Bushcraft activity would be complete without a "Critter Challenge" and we source our critters from a local company, Crunchy Critters. As well as providing the critters, there is a wealth of information on their website about the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects.

  1. If you are planning a Critter Challenge on your own, do make sure you read the allergy information they provide.


We can offer sessions on:
• Fire lighting using a range of techniques including fire steels, wire wool & solar fire starters
• Instruction Knife and Axe Skills
• Water purification
• Critter Challenges

Leader Information

Scout HQ has provided this information relating to Bushcraft. It also lists some badges that Bushcraft can count towards.
Click here to view all information.
Click here to find out how to successfully craft the perfect fire.
Click here for information to help you plan a survival camp experience.
Click here for information about the Scout survival skills badge.

  • Scouting is an outdoor organisation. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for that time of year.
  • Fire lighting does generate some smoke. Wear old clothes that do not matter if they get dirty and end up smelling of smoke.
  • When booking, please confirm any specific items you will need to bring with you for this activity.

Click Bushcraft Team to contact the Bushcraft SASU.

Contact Bushcraft SASU to confirm size of group that can be accommodate.

Contact Bushcraft SASU to confirm duration of their activities.

We can travel to any venue, anywhere in the county.
Contact Bushcraft SASU to discuss options for them to visit your group or to meet at a central location.

Costs for this activity varies depending on number of people, how long you request a session for, and the materials being used. Costs are calculated to purely cover the travel expenses and the cost of the consumable items.
Contact Bushcraft SASU to discuss costing for this activity.

Additional Information

Click Bushcraft Team to contact the County Bushcraft advisor.

There are no specific rules for this activity.
Click here to view POR general activity information.

Scouting UK does not publish any specific factsheets for Bushcraft.
Alternatively click here for the full list of Activities and select the one you would like.

Bushcraft does not have an NGB.

Events Bushcraft Team supports

Please confirm if these events are supported by your activity?

Peak Camp
Spring Bank Camp

Andrew FretterBushcraft Team

Sections supported

Adults / Leaders