is a youth development charity
based in the United Kingdom. It operates expeditions
for young people, to wilderness environments
. The expeditions aim to develop confidence
and the spirit of adventure
. BSES also promote awareness of the natural environment
through scientific projects. BSES Expeditions is the longest-running and most experienced youth organisation
of its kind.
BSES Expeditions is one of the longest-running and most distinctive youth development charities of its kind. Based at the Royal Geographical Society
, BSES Expeditions was founded in 1932, by an original member of Captain Scott
's final Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13, George Murray Levick
to provide young people with an intense and lasting experience of self-discovery in some of the world’s last true wilderness environments around today.
For over 75 years, BSES Expeditions has provided the opportunity for young people, aged 16–23 years old, from different schools, universities and many other walks of life to take part in valuable adventure and environmental research projects in challenging areas of the world from the Arctic
to the Amazon Rainforest
. Led by experts drawn from a host of professions such as universities, teaching and The Services, all the expeditions aim to help in the development of young people through the challenge of living and working in remote and testing areas of the world.
Previous names for the society were:
- The Public Schools......