Active Adventures

Become an active adventurer with our new challenge in partnership with Sustrans!

Our latest pack, in partnership with Sustrans, challenges you to use active travel and helps build the skills you will need to travel actively more often.

Active travel could mean walking, cycling, scooting, or wheeling. You can choose how you decide to travel actively and that is why these activities are so great! The Active Adventures challenge pack assists members in staying active, being knowledgeable of their environment, and having fun. There are many benefits to active travel including stronger communities, greener local environment, and happier people!


How does it work?

There are 4 sections to this badge and everyone is invited to complete a final active travel challenge.

  1. Starting your adventure
  2. Cycling tips and tricks
  3. Health and happiness
  4. Protecting the planet


The activities will be marked as suitable for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers, but each unit can complete whichever activities from the 4 sections unit leaders feel are most suitable for them. There are loads of activities to choose from and it is not necessary to have bikes or scooters to take part. We encourage you all to invite experts, enthusiasts, parents or volunteers to your unit meetings who can help lead these activities.

Download the challenge pack

Check out the activity pack for more information on how to become an active adventurer. You can download the plain text version here.

Get the Badge

Get your Active Adventures badge from our shop!

Worksheets for this pack

Within this pack you’ll find the following worksheets, find them easily below.

  1. Scavenger hunt
  2. How to use Open Orienteering Map
  3. Bike Part Labels
  4. Bike printout for groups
  5. Bike printout for individuals
  6. Bike parts answers
  7. ABC check
  8. Looking after your bike
  9. Quick M-check
  10. Full M-check checklist
  11. Mindfulness walk
  12. Modes of transport
  13. Greenhouse gas emissions


Share what you get up to!

We’d love to see what you get up to in your pursuit to become active adventurers. You can let us know you’re taking part in the challenge and share photos with us on Facebook, Instagram or X (Twitter) @GirlguidingScot using #ActiveAdventures. Share your pictures with Sustrans too, @SustransScotland on Facebook, @SustransScot on X (Twitter) and @Sustrans on Instagram.

Always make sure you have photo permission for anyone in your pictures or videos.