Environment and Outdoor Education (SIG EOE)


We are looking at areas of education that, despite being of significant developmental value, are often overlooked in traditional educational settings. This includes expeditions, extra-curricular activities, trips, and visits. In looking ahead, we are seeking to add an environmental dimension to the talks and activities planned. This will seek to enhance our understanding of the challenges facing both the built and natural environment and how these can be addressed. For more detail, please contact the SIG Lead.


The group is open to all in the Company with an interest in this area of education together with external specialists by invitation. Launched in Spring 2020, it held its early meetings via Teams and Zoom. Suggested future activities include a ‘sample day at The Scouts’ Headquarters, a walk in the Peaks and an exploration of London’s open spaces including Epping Forest together with conservation talks. Members of the group hope to meet socially, most likely in the City when circumstances allow.

SIG LEAD: Brett Bader        sigeoe@co-educators.com

If you are interested in joining this SIG or receiving more information about it, please contact the SIG Lead above or the SIGs Co-ordinator sigscoordinator@co-educators.com


See Company Calendar  for activities for activities in the current year. The next zoom meeting s scheduled for 9th June 2022 by  Cristina Zenato on ‘Conservation, Sharks and Environment’. Further details to follow in the Clerk’s newsletter.


2 October 2020 – The group heard ‘How the experience impacts the Learner’ from a panel with young people who have benefited from EOE through the British Exploring Society.

24 September 2020 – The group was given a presentation from Matt Hyde CEO of The Scouting Association, followed by a lively discussion and question session.

2 July 2020 – The group heard from a panel offering the view of three SIG members Helen Simon, Honor Wilson-Fletcher, Phil Humphreys involved in distinct areas of environmental and outdoor education: SEND; Field Trips; Expeditions.

13 May 2020 – The area of interest was first launched through an inaugural discussion about its purposes and activities.


The SIG EOE has a clear five year plan as well as a set of agreed objectives. For further details, and other resources generated by the SIG, please contact the SIG EOE Lead, Brett Bader.