Outward Bound Veterans: A Open Letter

This is an open letter to the donors of the Outward Bound Veterans Programs. I am a 72 year old U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, I have been granted 100% disability by the Veterans Administration which 70% is from PTSD.  I have suffered from this syndrome for the past 50 years. The 26… READ MORE >

Alumni Story: 2018 Veterans Expedition

I was against going for a 5:30am canoe paddle. It was dark and cold. I’d just witnessed two group members get soaked in ice cold water the day before when their canoe tipped over. I was terrified to repeat that. But I listened to instructors, gathered myself and became open minded enough to give it… READ MORE >

Not Afraid to Fall

An Outward Bound Reflection by Siduri Beckman, Student at Masterman High School in Philadelphia and three-time POBS Expedition Alum. When I was a little girl, my grandfather taught me how to fall.  Falling was inevitable, he said; you weren’t always going to catch yourself. But if you fell in the right way, you wouldn’t hurt… READ MORE >