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HILLWALKING LEADER TRAINING


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GAINING A PERMIT TO LEAD YOUNG PEOPLE ON MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITIES IN THE UK? OR JUST REFRESHING, DEVELOPING AND GAINING NEW SKILLS FOR IN THE HILLS?


Gravesham has a strong team of leaders with the required skills to take young people walking, scrambling and camping in the mountains of the UK, but we are in need of more people who are keen to gain the required permit to lead these activities. Many of the skills required can be obtained through experience in the hills but many have to be learnt.


On the weekend of 11-13 March 2022 the District will be running a training weekend based in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, for any members of the District, over 18 years of age, who want to improve their skills.


Instruction will be given by Mountain Leaders and other experienced permit holders in micro-navigation, equipment, weather, conservation and access, and rope work as well as being able to offer advice on filling in your logbook and where to gain further training. This is all with the potential long-term aim that those taking part, or at least some, will look to go on to attend a permit assessment run by Kent Scouts in the future – though there is no requirement to do so.


On the weekend we will aim to leave Gravesend at about 6.30pm on the Friday night and travel by minibus or sharing vehicles, and we will be staying in a bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. We will travel home on Sunday evening.


The cost of the training will be subsidised and will be £35 per person (this includes travel, food and accommodation). Places will be limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.


It is expected that those attending will provide all the equipment they require for a day leading groups in the mountains, except for general group equipment such as ropes and emergency shelters. If you are interested, then please complete the online form found at the link below. If you have any questions regarding the weekend then please contact David Norris, District Easter Hillcraft Lead, via email at hillcraft@graveshamscouts.org.uk.


By completing the form you are showing your interest in attending the event. After bookings close we will be in contact with confirmation of your place as the numbers will be limited due to the accommodation.


To sign up head to: https://forms.gle/L71UQEvoof1wdXAA9


Bookings Close February 20th 2022


David Norris

Hill Walking Team

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