Outward Bound was founded in 1941 to give young men the confidence to survive if their ships went down in the North Atlantic. The model was so successful that when the war was over, young men from commerce and industry were sent on courses with remarkable results.

Now we have girls and boys as young as 11 years of age participating in Outward Bound. While some things have changed, what remains the same is the unique adventure and personal journey each participant experiences. Every story is an adventure worth reading - and worth sharing - here.

What was your biggest Outward Bound challenge? Do you have a humorous or poignant story to tell? Have you used the skills and confidence from Outward Bound to help you in life?  We would love to hear your experience of Outward Bound.

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Your Stories

  • 19th August 2015

    I have my log book in good condition (watch captain HOOD watch) course S52
    my 1st class hons SILVER badge athletics and seamanship
    please note my date of birth 01 03 1936
    Ihave a blazer badge..wornout , need...

  • 1st August 2015

    I was 18 years old not very confident teenager .I sent myself on the course so I must have had something about me.
    The course completely changed my life.I realised that In order to live a full life I had to join in ,...

  • 27th July 2015

    I was sent to Ullswater as part of my Police Cadet training and spent a wonderful month there from the end of August to the end of September. Apart form all the activities such as canoeing, rock climbing and hiking etc, my...