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Canvas & Compass Travel


Canvas & Compass Travel

Every day is a school day...

Educational Tours

Educational Tours

Learning Outside the Classroom!

Learning doesn’t have to stop when the school bell rings for the end of the day – there is plenty of opportunity to learn a lot of valuable knowledge throughout our lives. As they say –Everyday is a school day!’ and Scouts is a great platform for this.

Travelling abroad with your Scout or Guide group is a hugely educational experience – as the group will get submerged in different communities, cultures and activities. Alongside this they will get to see some amazing sights first hand which is so much better than reading about them in a text book!


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All travel in general is some sort of learning experience, especially for those that might not have been lucky enough to travel abroad before. Group trips can help with team building skills and personal development. You can also add a more evident educational aspect, for example –


A walk through the WW1 Battlefields in Ypres and Somme will definitely help the Scouts grasp the impact of WW1 and help with their GCSE history homework!


Travelling to Poland to visit the sobering WW2 sites is a hugely valuable to classroom curriculum learning. With the maturity to grasp the gravity of war and its repercussions, touring the concentration camps at Auschwitz will bring home the lasting effects of this brutal and sustained conflict.



Iceland is famous for its stunning, unspoiled nature. The country is filled with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes and glaciers in every shape, size and colour. The interior of the country has hardly any roads and no habitation but instead there are endless hiking or trekking trails to be found. The Laugavegur trek is by far Iceland’s most popular trek. The trek itself is 55km and is between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. Most people walk it in 4-5 days, with Landmannalaugar as the starting point and stay overnight in cabins on the way.


Prime examples of physical geographical processes can be found on the land of ‘Fire & Ice’. A walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier is an amazing (but cold) experience!


The fight for American civil rights spanned decades, cities and states from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, and all the way to Washington, D.C. Follow the Civil Rights Trail and walk the ground Martin Luther King walked in his hometown of Atlanta and travel to Washington DC to visit The National Mall which was the site of one of the largest human rights protests in American history – the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – after which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream Speech” to a crowd of 250,000.


Alternatively plan your trip to coincide with one of nature's phenomena, such as an ‘astro-science’ experience like a solar eclipse! On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States including Salisbury Scouts, saw nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. Plan ahead and witness the next one which will take place in Mexico, USA and Canada on April 8, 2024. Just keep your fingers crossed that the day in question is NOT a cloudy day!.

If only normal schools’ days were as action packed as this!

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