"First of all I would like to thank you for running such a fantastic scheme."
ASC group leader, Nottinghamshire
"Super (information) pack, am looking forward to introducing the children shortly to the Adventure Service Challenge."
School teacher, Aberdeenshire
"The ASC scheme, apart from being a fantastic award and achievement in itself, provides also a very solid basis from which to start the Duke of Edinburgh Award and we have found this link invaluable in (my) School. The ASC scheme is very versatile and can be included in a PSHE scheme of work or as part of an outdoor activities programme. Every pupil takes away a different experience from the ASC Scheme and I would highly recommend it to any school!"
School teacher, Essex
"The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is pleased to endorse the ASC as an excellent organisation delivering personal development to children too young to undertake The Duke of Edinburgh's Award."
Chief Executive, Duke of Edinburgh's Award
"I have the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award, but it all started with the ASC Scheme."
One who took part
"Our scheme has been very successful over the years and all our Duke of Edinburgh Award members are former ASC members. So we are very proud of the young peoples' achievement."
Youth Centre Leader-in-Charge, Humberside area
"The Adventure Service Challenge Scheme provides, through Key Stage 3, personal and social education, and religious education, and successfully builds on a variety of activities to promote independence, responsible attitudes and service to others."
OFSTED Report on an Inner London Secondary School
"We are starting our fifth year of ASC this term and love it!"
A Shropshire teacher
"My colleague and I have enjoyed running Adventure Service Challenge so much that we are introducing it into another of our schools in the new year."
A Sefton Youth Worker
"It has given our young people much more confidence." "The possibilities of ASC seem endless"
Two ASC Group Leaders
"The Adventure Service Challenge Scheme has successfully been operating at (my) College for approximately 5 years and we have found it to be an excellent method of working with the younger age bracket."
Youth Tutor from Leicestershire
"One young man, who was desperately nervous of any outdoor activities in his younger years, told me recently that he would not have gone on to the Award Scheme if it had not been for ASC; furthermore he doubted he would be looking at completing his Year 11 school work if ASC had not helped him develop his sense of self worth in those early years..........For me, the scheme is well structured and easy to operate, with excellent support available. I have enjoyed all my work within the scheme and could not recommend it more highly."
Teacher and long-term ASC user, Isle of Wight
"In some areas of our work, particularly with the younger age group, the educational aspect of what we do is obvious. The Adventure Service Challenge Scheme , which for several years we have been providing for 9-11 year-olds, and in the last year introduced for 11-12 year-olds, is a good example in this respect. The Scheme gives young people the opportunity to learn more about their community and their environment; it enables them to develop a whole range of skills, from first aid to cookery and model-making. And always there is a practical emphasis."
Birmingham Youth Leader
"The ASC is an excellent way of accrediting learning in the younger members of the community and can hopefully be used as evidence for the National Record of Achievement, N.V.Q.s or future employment."
Extract from article sent to West Sussex Youth Service magazine by Youth Worker
"We have been delighted with the the introduction of the ASC Scheme with our church youth group."
Nottingham Church Youth Leader