Join the iScout Team and get fit, achieve personal goals and travel the world! You will be giving vital support and helping us to provide fun and adventure to the 40,000 eager young people on the Scouts waiting list. We have places reserved for Scout fundraisers in flagship running events, cycling races and overseas adventures; take a look at the links below to start your next adventure!
All running and cycling events can be found at Scouts.org.uk/challenge.
List of training schedules
List of training schedules
List of events and link to Discover Adventure
If you've already managed to secure a place for a challenge event and would like to raise funds for UK Scouting, then we'd love to hear from you at [email protected]
We’ll be able to provide you with support and advice to help you reach your fundraising goal. Plus we'll give you your own Scout T-shirt to wear at your event.
Add your personal story- This gives your friends and family and opportunity to see what Scouting means to you and how passionate you are. Make sure your fundraising page is compelling and explains your motivation.
Visit your local Scout group- This is a fantastic opportunity to let people who understand the cause know what you are doing. Use online options- Social networking sites are a great way to raise awareness amongst your friends about what you are doing. Make sure you customise your fundraising pages to maximise your donations, and try adding your fundraising page’s link to your signature in your emails! Take advantage of our brand centre- generate your own posters, flyers, invitations and banners customised to your event at our brand centre allowing you to make personalised fundraising materials in a matter of minutes- giving you more time to fundraise.
Match Your Fundraised Amount— Some workplaces will match the amount of money you raise so be sure to check. Ask your local business— Lots of opportunities to engage local businesses. For example, hold a pub quiz at your local pub, and get all your friends to come along. Or try a spot of bag-packing at your local supermarket. Get Your Work Mates Involved— For example hold a dress down day, have a cake sale, put out a fundraising pot or have a work picnic. Gift Aid It- Ask your sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsor from. It allows us to claim at least 25p from the government for every £1 donated. Write a Blog to document your experiences of training and fundraising through a blog— If you write about your challenge journey, we will be happy to publish your story, and link your fundraising page to the article to make sure your efforts get as much attention as possible. One of our Marathon runners, Colin Ratcliffe took part in 2014 wrote an excellent blog and was very successful in his fundraising. Fundraising deadlines? Keep Going!— If you are struggling to raise funds and get sponsorships, don't stop fundraising once you've finished the race. Once you've finished your event then people don't have an excuse not to sponsor you anymore. It can make a huge difference for us. Research shows that around 20% of donations are collected after the marathon is finished so be sure to tell everyone how it went, put a photo of you crossing the finishing line on your page, update your blog, let everyone know the nasty recovery stories!
The easiest way to collect sponsorship is by creating a fundraising page. See Online Fundraising Page on scouts.org.uk for further details. Make sure you share your page on Facebook and Twitter and email it to your friends and family. You could set up the race as an event, group or fan page and then invite your friends to join it. Ensure that you update your page regularly with information about your training and key fundraising milestones you have reached. Adding a video, photo or a powerful message will encourage people to suppo