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District Hike 2022

Gravesham District Hike

24th – 25th September 2022


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 checkpoints 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.



Click Here to download the forms:


District Hike Information 2022
.pdf
Download PDF • 93KB

District Hike Participant Agreement
.pdf
Download PDF • 309KB


Darren Stanford

Assistant District Commissioner Scouts

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