The region of Vila Real is located between the regions of Minho, Greater Oporto and Bragança.
Integrated in the massive Marão mountain, the Natural Park of Alvão and its geology defines its brand image, in scenery of mountains and cliffs, inviting to contemplation, to climb and to take a walk. This is the case of the spectacular water fall of Fisgas do Ermelo and the “granite cathedral” of Arnal. Nearby is the Farinha mount at 1000 m of altitude, flaunting the Nossa Senhora da Graça chapel at the top.
The lands of Barroso – as is known the area of Montalegre and Boticas – deserve to be highlighted by its multi-purpose in landscaping, historical and cultural areas, with the curious fact of 21 water mills, enhancing the Communitarian Mill of Cabril in Fafião and Pisão in Paredes-do-Rio. These are references for the villages of this region, seemingly lost in time, Pitões das Júnias in Montalegre with an ancient Cistercian Monestery and a monumental waterfall, Tourém that was once Spanish, and Mouçós, near Vila Real, with a Main Church and a 15th century chapel. There is a vast built heritage collection, among this standing out the Palace of Mateus in Vila Real, considered the greater work of Nicolau Nasoni.
Beginning of Scouting
• Campo Escutista de Vila Marim
• Centro de Atividades Escutista de Vila Cova – Campeã
• Training Courses for Leaders and CNE’s Educational Programme
• Monographic Courses: First Aid, Environment, Orientation
• District camp
• Opening of Scout Year
• Activities per Sections
• «Chama dos 90» (Flame of the 90’s): 48h on foot and bike with a flame passing by all Local Groups
• District Rover Forum