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Sun, Feb 05


Hopehill Campsite

Easter Hillcraft Briefing

Easter Hillcraft Briefing
Easter Hillcraft Briefing

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2023, 9:20 AM – 12:40 PM

Hopehill Campsite, HopeHill Campsite, Meopham, Gravesend DA13 0QJ, UK

About the Event

Everybody signed up for Hillcraft is expected to attend the briefing on the Sunday morning of Winter Camp.

Everyone attending Hillcraft should meet at Hopehill at 09.20 (Finish 12.45) for the Pre-Course Meeting. Candidates meet their Party Leaders and arrange further training. Applicants should wear uniform and bring along a notebook and pencil, compass and AA Walkers Map 2 (Central Lake District) or Outdoor Leisure Maps 4, 5, 6 & 7 if available. Parents are welcome to attend the sessions from 11:00am.

At 11am there will be a short briefing for parents, mainly for the parents of first time Scouts and Explorer Scouts, but all parents are welcome. This takes place in the Lion’s Wing. During this time the participants will be looking at routes with their party leaders.

Following the Parents Talk there will be a presentation from 11.45am until 12.45am on the range of equipment suitable for lightweight camping and hill walking in the Lake District. This presentation is for everyone attending Hillcraft and candidates’ parents are also welcome, especially those of first timers. We do have some spare second hand kit that first timers are able to borrow, please speak to one of the leaders at the end of the morning. The equipment talk takes place in the Barnes Wing.

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