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Parascending is an air activity where an individual is suspended from a parachute and towed into the air by a vehicle, boat or winch.

Who is it suitable for?
Parascending is an activity for Scouts and older.

Additional Information
The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) have a newtork of clubs, schools and providers across the UK and overseas who can help with provision of this activity, find your local club using the Parascending Clubs list on the BHPA website within the Parascending area.

Badge Links
All Sections Air Activity Staged Activity Badge

Scouts Parascending Activity Badge

How to run/provide parascending

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

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

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

Useful links

The National Governing Body for parascending is:

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