"The Trustees of the Adventure Service Challenge (ASC) Scheme have decided to close the scheme from 19th May 2018. This has been done with huge sadness after the astonishing 58 years service to children and young people.
The decision was not taken lightly and discussions on how to keep the ASC going have been taking place over a number of years. The main reasons are for financial and personnel (lack of volunteers) issues.
The Charity will remain solvent and will be disposing of its assets up to 31st December 2108.
There will be an opportunity for groups, leaders and schools to acquire remaining stocks of resources at reduced prices until fully depleted. Please watch the website for details over the next few months.
Thank you all for your support over the years and you can be certain that another charity will be benefitting from any residual funds." (April 2018)
You can purchase all of the materials you need to operate the ASC scheme from us. Full details of the recommended activities for each of the 4 stages, together with guidance on the operation of Adventure Service Challenge, are contained in the Leader's Handbook. Every user (or user group) will require one of these.
Record cards for each stage are available for those taking part. The cards give an outline of what is required for the activities of that particular stage and allow each one to be "signed off" when completed. Red/yellow cards indicate the 2 Junior Stages and blue/green the Senior. For the 2 Junior Stages, there are also sheets of stickers for each of the 8 activities and a mounting sheet. These allow the young people to have something they can keep at home to record their progress through each ASC stage.
There is a Certificate for each of the 4 stages. These are available for presentation to those taking part, when they have successfully completed the activities for that stage. They are coloured to match the record cards and serve as permanent record of the young person's achievement.
Also available are high-quality enamelled metal badges for Junior Stages (bronze) and Senior Stages (silver), which may be used either to indicate membership of the scheme, or as a presentation item on completion of both stages of either Junior or Senior ASC as appropriate.
PLEASE ORDER ITEMS FROM THE LIST ON THIS PAGE BY CLICKING ON THE ITEM AND IT WILL APPEAR IN YOUR BASKET.
The Leaders’ Handbook provides all the information needed to operate the Scheme at any of its four stages, so that anyone with general experience of working with young people should be able to make use of the opportunities it offers to provide a stimulating and absorbing structured yet flexible programme of activities for those in their care.
If you would like to see something different or new ideas which we might support, please use the contact form to let us know.
(NEW!) The handbook is currently only available in hard copy. We are looking into providing this on-line. Please let us know how much your group would be prepared to pay for this comprehensive document on-line including copying rights for some pages.
We suggest the following:
£25 / £50 / other
Please use the contact form to respond on this issue.
Six different 3-fold A4 publicity leaflets are available for distribution.
A short history of the development of the ASC scheme from its beginnings in London's Marylebone in 1960 to the present day, written by the ASC's founder.
There is a presentation Certificate for Junior Stage 1. This is to show that the member has successfully completed the activities for this Stage.
Record Cards for Junior Stage 1 are available for each member undertaking this Stage of the scheme.
Self-adhesive stickers for the eight activity areas and an A4 mounting sheet are available for those taking part in Junior Stage 1.
There is a presentation Certificate for Junior Stage 2.
Record Cards for Junior Stage 2 are available for each member undertaking this Stage of the scheme.
Self-adhesive stickers for the eight activty areas and an A4 mounting sheet are available for those taking part in Junior Stage 2.
A metal lapel badge is available for those undertaking the Junior Stages of ASC.
There is a presentation Certificate for Senior Stage 1.
Record Cards for Senior Stage 1 are available for each member undertaking this Stage of the scheme.
There is a presentation Certificate for Senior Stage 2.
Record Cards for Senior Stage 2 are available for each member undertaking this Stage of the scheme.