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

  • 27th September 2014

    I remember arriving at the railway station and being met by a man with a land rover who took my case with others to the school, and being told to follow on behind. I was 15and felt completely out of my depth among all these...

  • 10th September 2014

    I attended the OBSS in Aberdovey in the 1950's. I don't know the Course Number but believe it was February 1957 when I started an Deck Apprenticeship with Shell Tankers.

    Here is a photograph of the members of...

  • 3rd September 2014

    My mother passed away 22 August 2014.
    Going through boxes of paperwork I have come across a blue book with a metal pin and cloth badge attached to it, with outward bound Rhowniar on it.
    A black and white photo of...