Rotary goes to ‘new heights’ Thursday for Philadelphia Outward Bound

WEST CHESTER – When Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter invited West Chester’s Mayor Carolyn Comitta to rapel down the side of the 31 story One Logan Square to fundraise for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School; Comitta was ‘all-in.’ As the story goes, there was one important caveat to the mayors’ handshake agreement and challenge: Comitta stipulated that the funds she raised would be used to send 12 – 14 year-old girls, from the West Chester Area School District (WCASD), to have the Philadelphia Outward Bound School experience.

OB Brunei Launched Programme Designed for Thrill-Seeking Youth

The Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam (OBBD) has launched a youth programme catering for adventure seekers and those looking for a challenge in the wilderness. The Youth Outward Bound Programme was launched yesterday morning in Batang Duri Camp, Temburong by the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman.

Also at the event were the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, senior officers as well as Temburong District Officer.

“Outward Bound experiences last a lifetime”

Opinion: Outward Bound experiences last a lifetime

It’s one of the great paradoxes of Canadian life: in the most beautiful country in the world, 80 per cent of us live in an urban setting. Some may never experience a mountaintop sunrise, campfire cooking or a river’s fury.

I was fortunate. In 1977 — having just emerged from my Saskatchewan teens — I had a life-changing experience in the wilds of B.C. The trip was with Outward Bound Canada, a well-established non-profit, charitable educational organization that today provides outdoor adventure programs to people of all ages and backgrounds. Then, the organization’s focus was instilling leadership and a love of nature into any young person willing to take a first step beyond the unknown.

My experience was, in a word, incredible…