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

  • 22nd April 2014

    I was a member of Drake Patrol in D64 in August 1967, having been sent by my employer, who sent all apprentices when they were 18 yrs old to an Outward Bound School, not all to Devon - some to the other schools.

    I still...

  • 10th April 2014

    A group picture taken in 1969 at Burghead....

    If I remember correctly I came 9th in the 10 mile race on the second last day!

    During the month I was there we had to sail in the Lugger from Burghead...

  • 8th April 2014

    First day, we went canoeing. I fell into the water three times in October. The fourth time, I sat straight in the canoe, and not moving, afraid of capsizing for the fourth time! So I let the boat keep going while my team were...