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

Be Prepared for Bushcraft

To help you prepare for this activity, here is a short list of things you may need to bring/wear or prepare for, before you turn up for your activity:
• Scouting is an outdoor organisation. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for that time of year.
• Fire lighting does generate some smoke. Wear some old clothes that do not matter if they get dirty and end up smelling of smoke.
• Please confirm when booking, any specific items you will need to bring with you for this activity.

Bushcraft Location and Costs

We can travel to any venue, anywhere in the county.
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. Please contact us (see below for link) with your requirements and we will provide you with a quote.

Contact and frequently asked questions

Question Answer
How can I arrange Bushcraft for my section? How do I book this?

I'm afraid we currently do not have an on-line booking option for this activity.
Click Bushcraft Team to contact the Bushcraft team and ask them how to book a session.

How do I contact the Bushcraft SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved? Click Bushcraft Team to contact the Bushcraft SASU
If you want to join the Bushcraft team, then we will train you in skills and techniques so you can play a full part in our team. No previous experience is necessary, you just need plenty of enthusiasm and energy!
I've got a technical question about Bushcraft, who should I contact for advice and support? Click Bushcraft Team to contact the County Bushcraft advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.
Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Bushcraft? Bushcraft is not classed as an activity by Scouting UK. Unfortunately, there is no single place we can point you to.
However, Scouting UK still has lots of useful 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.
What is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Bushcraft?

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

Additional Information

No additional information is currently available for Bushcraft activity.

Andrew FretterBushcraft Team

Sections supported

Adults / Leaders