Expedition Challenge Weekend

Hike and Cycle Info Pack

Hike Challenge

Cycle Challenge

The aim of this weekend is to enable Scouts to complete their Expedition Challenge

Scouts can either undertake a hike expedition or a cycle expedition.

Scouts will arrive Friday evening and plan their route, based on key locations they have to visit over the two days with an overnight stop. We will also give them refresher training on using a map, compass and safety during the evening and they will decide what their "goal" for the expedition will be (if not already decided).

The organisers will provide the food for cooking over the weekend, packed lunches and reasonably sized supper on Friday.

Scouts can attend as full teams (min 4) or individually or in smaller groups and we will join them up with another Troop.

In preparation, we ask that Scouts organise their own personal kit, tents to sleep in (and cooking equipment). They will only carry a day sack with essentials during the bike/cycle, not all their equipment. Please ensure your Scouts are prepared.

Scouts should be capable of walking for 4 hours over light hilly ground or being able to cycle on hilly roads. Familiarity with a map, grid references and bearings essential although we will provide a fresher.

A Leader, Young Leader or parent should attend the weekend with their Troop and they are welcome to help with the training and manning checkpoints. They don't have to cycle if their Scouts are cycling. There will be no cost and meals and indoor accommodation will be provided

Scouts can attend without being part of a team of 4 or more. We will join them up with another Team. Please contact the booking email to discuss.

Date: 17-19 May 2019

Location: Ferny Crofts, New Forest

Arrival: from 6pm - 7.30pm, Friday

Departure: from 3pm - 4pm, Sunday

Cost: Hike £32; Cycle £38 per Scout

(excludes transport, tents, bicycles and personal equipment

Payment: Please pay by BACs - Account 51260936 / Sort Code 40 46 39 / Ref "Expedition Challenge".

Bookings: Please reserve places by registering below

"Take part in an expedition over two days (including a night away) with at least three friends. Be involved in the planning of the expedition, complete relevant training and be properly prepared. During the expedition:

  • Play a full part in the team
  • Journey for at least four hours each day
  • Use a map to keep track of where you are
  • Stay overnight at a hostel or other suitable venue, or camp overnight at a suitable site
  • Cook the evening meal and breakfast
  • Achieve at least one goal, agreed with your Leader before the expedition"

Contact us: scout.section@hampshirescouts@org.uk