"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 2018.

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)

ALL RESOURCES 50% OFF OF  LISTED PRICE PLEASE FOLLOW LINK HERE     https://www.asc-scheme.org.uk/scheme-materials



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Who is the Adventure Service Challenge for?

The ASC scheme is used by

  • Schools, Youth Clubs and Uniformed Organisations
  • Churches and other Religious Bodies,
  • Special Needs Groups and
  • "unattached" groups of young people

ASC consists of Junior Stages 1 and 2 (generally aimed at ages 8 to 11) and Senior Stages 1 and 2 (aimed at 11 to 14+). Each Stage comprises 8 activities.


The ASC scheme provides headteachers and teachers (in Primary, Middle and Secondary schools) with a progressive programme of activity for a wide ability range to motivate young people with creative activities.

Many of the activities of ASC are inter-related and lend themselves to being integrated into work under the National Curriculum.

The teacher, knowing the ability of individual students, can match each of their potentials with the ASC syllabus. There is no outside body regulating a definitive standard of achievement. The teacher alone is the judge of the standard, experience and achievement of each student.

The ASC scheme also provides a structure and programme of activities for out-of-school-hours clubs and is particularly applicable to extended school situations.

Other Organisations

The ASC scheme provides voluntary leaders of children's and youth groups with a programme of activity for those between the ages of 8 and 14 years and beyond. Many potential leaders with goodwill and latent skills are sometimes at a loss to know how best to provide an aim, purpose and structure for the club that they presently run or wish to establish. ASC provides these things.

Although the ASC scheme is complete in itself, it leads towards, and prepares the members for a transition to, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Many ASC members do in fact progress to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and achieve the bronze, silver and gold awards. Others are content to progress and stay within the ASC scheme.

Special Needs

The ASC scheme provides leaders and teachers with a flexible, adaptable programme of activities to meet the needs of those with special needs, be they learning difficulties, problems of social exclusion, emotional disturbance, deprivation or other special needs in rural, urban and inner-city areas.

ASC members are not in competition with each other, and the flexibility of the scheme allows the leader to set targets, even down to an individual basis, taking into account the circumstances of the individual or group. Thus the members with special needs are not required to strive for goals which are impossible for them.

The ASC scheme is complete in itself. Because there are no "outside" standards to attain, the members' sense of progress is achieved by the measure of their experience in the ASC activities. Only the leader/teacher, who knows them individually, can assess this.


Contact Us

Adventure Service Challenge 
General Secretary
East Lynn
Lansdown Lane