There are a number of fantastic apps available to help you find everything from Scout Leader Admin, to geocaching, or an app to help you find what Stars your are looking at.

While there are many apps out there, I’ve have pulled together 10 of the best from recommenations from Scout Leaders from around the world!

Read on to find out which apps you have to check out.

 

 

Scout apps

Online Scout Manager

 

Online Scout Manager has been designed by leaders for leaders – it gives you the ability to do all of your administration in one simple, secure, system. Get started for Free. Used by Scout, Guide and Boys’ Brigade associations worldwide and trusted by 100k+ leaders.

*This is a website and not an actual app, However you could save the website to your homescreen and use it as a direct link*


Ordnance Survey’s maps

For walking, cycling, riding or planning routes, OS Maps puts Great Britain’s most detailed leisure mapping at your fingertips. Simple to use and feature rich, it’s invaluable for enjoying the outdoors.

• MULTI AWARD WINNING: Yahoo Sports Technology Awards Best App, Outdoor Industry Awards Digital Product of the Year, Singletrack Best Online Service.

gplay_button app_button

 


Sky walk

Identify Stars in the Sky Map is a great astronomy guide to explore the starry sky day and night, find and observe planets, asteroids, comets, ISS, Hubble Space Telescope, constellations, stars and other celestial bodies in real time in the sky above you. All you need to do is to point your device to the sky.

Explore the deep sky!

app_button
gplay_button


Animated Knots by Grog

Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.

app_button

gplay_button

 

 


LeafsnapUK

Identify trees with help from our free iPhone app.

Leafsnap UK uses visual recognition software to identify tree species from photos of their leaves.

app_button

 

 


OS Locate 

Make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors with OS Locate. Used alongside your Ordnance Survey map, OS Locate is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing your exact location on the map, anywhere in Great Britain. If you have lost your bearings or simply would like a little reassurance, OS Locate is the ideal companion for all enthusiasts of the great outdoors.

The app converts GPS location readings from your mobile phone to Ordnance Survey National Grid references, enabling you to determine precisely where you are on an Ordnance Survey map. No mobile signal? No problem; OS Locate does not require a mobile signal to function – the inbuilt GPS system can be relied upon, even in the most remote areas.

gplay_button

app_button

 

 


c:geo 

c:geo is an open source, full-featured, always ready-to-go unofficial client for geocaching.com and offers basic support for other geocaching platforms (such as Opencaching). It does not require a web browser or exports – just install it and start right away.

gplay_button

 

 


GoodSam alerter

GoodSAM connects those in need with those in the local community with life saving skills to help until the emergency services arrive. By alerting first aid trained bystanders to local incidents, GoodSAM aims to prevent the irreparable brain and heart damage which all to frequently occurs during a cardiac arrest or traumatic incident. Opening an airway and giving basic life support can radically alter the outcome for these patients.

app_button

 

gplay_button

 

 


What3words

Every meter square of the world has been broken up into sections identified by three words. Great for a different sort of route card or emergency rescue.

app_button

gplay_button

 

 


Bored Paracord

If your’re into creating unique and attention grabbing paracord gear, then we’re into the same stuff!! Dig into the fferings with elbows flying, There’s plenty for all appetitites. Let the creativitiy begin!

*This is a website and not an actual app, However you could save the website to your homescreen and use it as a direct link*


I hope this has given you some inspiration for your next camping or caravanning trip, be sure to keep an eye on our blog for more posts like this!