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District Hike 2023

This popular and challenging event is open to Scouts & Explorer Scouts, with classes to suite all abilities. Teams follow a carefully planned route and visit manned check-points. Leaders are on hand, providing a safety network of support and there are ‘sweepers’ to help those in difficulty.

District Hike 2023
District Hike 2023

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 18, 2023, 7:00 PM

Location is TBD

About the Event

https://www.graveshamscouts.org.uk/post/district-hike-2023 The Ultimate Team Challenge for Scouts & Explorer Scouts

This popular and challenging event is open to Scouts & Explorer Scouts, with classes to suite all abilities. Teams follow a carefully planned route and visit manned check-points. Leaders are on hand, providing a safety network of support and there are ‘sweepers’ to help those in difficulty. This is not a race! Hikers who drop out one day can start again the next, and full support is offered to beginners.

It is also an ideal opportunity for Scouts/Explorers to use the event as a starting point for the Hiker Badge, and counts towards the Hikes Away Activity Badge.

This major District Event normally requires a large adult team; in the past every section from Beavers to Scout Active Support has kindly provided assistance. If you can help, please make contact as soon as possible. There are some very comfortable check points this year!

Explorer Class: Teams should be experienced, capable and self-sufficient for the weekend, carrying all their kit with them. Full route cards will need to be completed for both days. For a reduced score, tents and equipment can be transported direct to the campsite allowing participants to only carry a day sack with rations, first aid kit and waterproofs. Age: 14-18 years.

Teams compete for the District Championship Trophy.

Scout Class: Teams should be experienced, capable and self-sufficient for the weekend, carrying all their kit with them. A day one Route Card should be handed in before setting out on the second day*. A photo observation challenge will be completed on the second day. For a reduced score, tents and equipment can be transported direct to the campsite allowing participants to only carry a day sack with rations, first aid kit and waterproofs. Age: 10.5 – under 14 years (Scouts).

Teams compete for the District Scout Championship Trophy.

Training Class: As for Scout Class except the team to be accompanied for the duration of the hike by a Leader for training purposes; they will be scored but will not be eligible to compete for the Scout Trophy.

Teams are to consist of 3 to 5 young persons per team (mixed teams allowed) equipment cannot be shared between teams.

Locations/Times:

Explorer Class Start: Saturday from 08.00 approx at (Location TBC)*

Scout Class Start: Saturday from 09.00 approx at (Location TBC)*

Training Class: Start: Saturday from 09.30 approx at (Location TBC)*

Overnight Stop: Hopehill Scout Campsite

Finish: times is to be confirmed.

Teams not expected to finish by the appointed time each day will be collected and ferried to the finish point.

For the Full details - https://www.graveshamscouts.org.uk/post/district-hike-2023

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