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Gliding


Description
Gliding is an air activity which uses gliders to travel through the air using the natuarl currents and thermals, not an engine.

Who is it suitable for?
Gliding is an activity suitable for Scouts upwards and most who take part will get the opportunity to help control the glider as part of their experience.
Additional Information
The British Gliding Association have a network of clubs around the UK who may be able to assist with providing gliding to Scouts, you can find them using the Club Finder on their website.
Badge Links
All Sections Air Activities Staged Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award


How to run/provide gliding

There are 2 ways of running Gliding in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running gliding yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running gliding using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for gliding is:

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