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.

Tell Us your Story

Your Stories

  • 11th July 2015

    I was a pupil at Exmouth Secondary School and was given the opportunity to go to OBSS Aberdovey by the Devon County Council. It was a wonderful experience but I found it very strenuous as you can see by the photo the climbs up...

  • 4th July 2015

    Hi.I was privelaged to have gone thro the Moray Sea School in mid 1962 I think, I was sponsered by the then Glasgow Education System & I dont think I paid anything to go to the school; for the month I was there. I was 14...

  • 23rd June 2015