If you can't wait till our next event, why not check out some of these links to some other events and competitions that you might enjoy.
The Border Hike is a challenging competitive hike for scouts and explorer scouts. The 'incident hike' format adds extra dimensions to a walk through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The Border Hike is a weekend event with the actual competition taking place on the Saturday. Distances are 8-10 and 12-14 miles for the 'Border Hike' and 'John Bradbury Trophy' events respectively.
Chiltern Challenge is an event which is run for explorer scouts and scouts from anywhere across England. It is a two-day event beginning on a Saturday afternoon, running through to Sunday afternoon including a night hike, challenge bases, site pitching skills, mental challenges and meal preparation. Prizes are awarded for different stages of the contest as well as the overall winner.
The Dragnet Challenge is to make your way through a narrow corridor of land in the Lake District covering a distance of around 35 miles. Teams of four navigate from Friday night until Sunday morning back to the defined base camp from a secret drop-off point. On the way they need to avoid capture by teams of experienced catchers who can take one of of three life cards which will reduce their chances of winning the competition. The winning teams must have the maximum number of lives and run into the base camp closest to 11am on the Sunday.
The Four Inns Walk is a tough competitive walk in the Peak District, approximately 65km (40 miles) long, over some of the roughest moorland in Britain. The Walk takes its name from the four inns along its route; The Isle Of Skye (site of), Snake Pass Inn, Nags Head and Cat & Fiddle. The event is organised by the Four Inns committee on behalf of the Derbyshire County Scout Council.
The Kinder Walk is organised on behalf of the Derbyshire Scout Council and is open to all members of the Scout and Guide Associations, subject to the various trophy categories. The walk is aimed at the older scouts, explorer scouts, guides and members of the scout network. The group event is a challenge of map reading and stamina.
The weekend is for scouts and guides to participate in a national event where the emphasis is on having fun and working together - all at reasonable cost. It is a patrol activity aimed at testing the whole patrol's aptitude, participation and scouting/Guiding skills as well as their ability to work together as a team.
This competition is open to all explorer scouts and is being run by Nottinghamshire Explorer Scouts. Teams of five have eight hours to visit and photograph themselves at various locations around the city and conurbation of Nottingham, travelling by tram and bus, just like a live game of monopoly.
The event is a test of good orienteering skills as well as physical ability and team-work and unlike other well known hikes, local knowledge will not be of help as the route will not be disclosed until the day of the event.
As dusk falls, the air comes alive with the sound of bagpipes escorting the sun runners at the start of the Sun Run. The aim of the event is to watch the sun set from the Cleeve Hill then race, stroll, skip and hop, or crawl round the new circular route starting and finishing at the site, in time to see the sun rise, now a full marathon distance 26.2 miles later. If that distance is beyond your capabilities you could always opt for the new shorter Moon Run distance of 13 miles.
Can you and your unit afford to miss out on the explorer scout and scout network event of the year? It's now a tradition that the theme park camp takes place on a weekend in early September when more than 400 people descend on a campsite in Surrey and go to Thorpe Park for the time of their lives.
The Three Towers is a team-based competition hiking event for scouts, explorers and adults, organised by scouts from Berkshire. It's got four routes of different lengths for different ages (from 25km up to 70km). The event takes place around the footpaths and byways near the Ridgeway in West Berkshire and is normally held in early April.
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