Scouting Ireland Adventure Skills
Pioneering Resource Area

Adventure Skills Manual/ Pocket Guide/ Western Province Programme

Pioneering activities showcase what can be achieved with the right resources, some ingenuity and lots of imagination, equipping youth members with a range of skills inclusive of practical and personal development and team work, creating useful and helpful gadgets and structures to aid in our Scouting experience.

Not only do Pioneering skills and activities link into other areas of Adventure Skills learning, but it can also be used to promote a range of STEM activities and learning enabling practical application of these skills.

Here you will find all things Pioneering related.

This page is dedicated to providing you with training resources, guidance and hints & tips in helping you create a Pioneering learning programme and adventure that suits you and your group.

If you would like more help with planning and running a Backwoods Programme, contact the SFNI Programme Lead via

SI Adventure Skills

Introducing the skills required to run a Backwoods Adventure

Click to follow the link to SI Adventure Skills Manual

A Pocket Guide

Introducing the skills required to run a Pioneering programme (Up to Stage 4)

Click to download PDF ‘A Pocket Guide to Pioneering Skills’

Additional Resources

External links/ resources including Western Province Programme

Click for external links/ other resources