This article is about the organization. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Outward Bound Compass Rose Logo used by schools around the world. 40 schools around outward bound world and 200,000 participants per year.
The first Outward Bound school was opened in Aberdovey, Wales in 1941 by Kurt Hahn, and Lawrence Holt with the support of the Blue Funnel Line. From the inception of Outward Bound, community service was an integral part of the program, especially in the areas of sea and mountain rescues and this remains an important part of the training for both staff and students in Outward Bound, Wales. The first Outward Bound program for females was conducted in 1951. The Blue Peter nautical flag indicates that a vessel is “outward bound”. Outward Bound schools use and raise this flag to symbolise the journey starting for OB students at the start of a programme. The name Outward Bound derives from a nautical expression that refers to the moment a ship leaves the harbor.
Tis not too late to seek a newer world. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Since its founding in the middle of the last century, Outward Bound has encouraged individuals to test their physical and emotional limits in challenging outdoor adventure programs. The experiences are always life-changing: they are a means of building inner strength and a heightened awareness of human interdependence. The first few days, often at a base camp, are spent training for the Outdoor recreation activities that the course will contain and in the philosophy of Outward Bound. After initial confidence-building challenges, the group heads off on an expedition.
Annual report Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Birth of Outward Bound Archived 2007-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. Outward Bound” Routledge and Kegan Paul, London. Outward Bound USA: Crew Not Passengers. Miner, Joshua and Boldt, Joe, Outward Bound USA: Crew Not Passengers, The Mountaineers, 2nd edition 2002, pp.
See also: Outward Bound USA History and Outward Bound Sea School. Introduction: The inward odyssey of outward bound. The exploration of the Outward Bound process. Denver, CO: Colorado Outward Bound School.