Beam House
North Devon

for Cubs and Scouts

About Beam House

Beam House, our outdoor adventure camp in north Devon, is the place to be if you and your Cubs and Scouts want to try out surfing. The surf school at Westward Ho! is just up the road and they can start to learn to ride the waves in a safe, well supervised environment.

Beam House has an exciting range of adventure activities to keep your Cubs and Scouts occupied and having fun, plus a supervised evening entertainment programme every day run by our centre team. Alternatively, you are free to use the centre facilities and organise your own evening programme.

The centre is situated in its own grounds in a beautiful wooded valley surrounded on three sides by the River Torridge. A popular walk along part of the South West Coast Path from Abbotsham gives groups an ideal opportunity to explore the spectacular coastline.

Accommodation in the mansion house is in dormitories with toilets and showers nearby.

Accommodation

Main House

  • Groups - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 8-16, with toilets and showers close by
  • Leaders - Twin and triple en suite rooms

Facilities

  • Disco / communal area
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Shop
  • Drying room
Beam House Interactive Centre Map for Cubs and Scouts

Take a look around the centre (requires Flash Player)

Activities available

Our wide range of thrilling adventure activities has something to suit everyone - our experienced instructors know how to bring out the best in each individual.

And with PGL, you can rely on getting the best value for money: adventure and evening activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation are all included in the price, as well as round the clock support during your stay.

The full list of activities available at Beam House is featured below.

There's plenty to keep everyone busy in the evenings too with lively evening entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Beam House.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Cubs and Scouts love mealtimes at PGL
We have lots of choice for your group and balanced daily menus that offer a variety of tasty, freshly-cooked food that will keep up their energy levels.

Why not try our salad bar?
To supplement our wide range of meals, we also have a salad bar where there’s a choice of different salad varieties for some additional healthy nutrition. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s delicious, warming soup available for your Cubs or Scouts to try and fresh fruit every day.

Choosy eaters?
Whether there are members of your group who are choosy about what they eat, have any special dietary requirements or allergies, or just want more food, we will strive to accommodate any requests to ensure everyone leaves the dining room full and happy.

Fun and friendly atmosphere
Our friendly catering team are always on hand to offer help and support to your Cub or Scout group. They will ensure mealtimes are a pleasant experience for all while maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness throughout our catering facilities.

Sample Day

Sample day for Cubs and Scouts at Beam House
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!