Since January a group of Explorers from different parts of the Region have been training as Assistant Instructors with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and others.

So far they have covered High Ropes, the Mohawk Walk, Nightline, Mountain Board, Archery and Axe Throwing.  They are looking forward to doing Bushcraft and Orienteering over the summer.

A Scout learns axe throwing

Did you know axe throwing was an activity at Bonaly? If not – why not go along and try it out!


Matt, one of the new Assistant Instructors told us, “I always had great fun myself doing activities at Bonaly and now I am able to give back by helping other people do the same.  The instruction I have received has been fantastic!”

Young people getting ready for crate stacking

One of the Assistant Instructors helping young people get ready for a safe crate stacking experience


If you are at Bonaly doing any of the exciting activities available, look out for the Assistant Instructors wearing light blue vests with ‘Assistant Instructor’ on the back.  If they’re on the high ropes activity they won’t be wearing them because loose clothing can be a hazard.  Whether they’re wearing them or not they will be happy to talk to you about what they are doing.

This is a pilot project helped by funding from Scouts Scotland and we’re looking forward to building on it in the future.