Expedition Challenge Award is an essential badge to obtain for any Scout wanting to achieve Chief Scout Gold Award.
We recommend that scouts aged over 12.5 years get involved with this Expedition. If there are younger scouts that would like to attempt it, we will consider on a case by case basis. We will also open this up to those scouts who have already achieved their Expedition Challenge and would like to re-experience it.
There are two tasks that we need to do soon:
1. The Scouts need to plan the basics of their expedition – where, what, how, etc. Along with planning their “task, investigation or exploration”. We have time set aside on Thursday 21 February and on Sunday 3 March.for this task.
2. The Scouts need to learn some skills to ensure that the expedition is a success. They will need extra training on hiking skills. It will be the same training that is needed for the County Night Hike, so hiking skills 1 is dual purpose. The days set aside for this is Sunday 17 February and Sunday 17 March.
For those scouts hoping to achieve the expedition challenge this term, the relevant dates are:
Sunday 17 February – Hiking Skills day 1 – the scouts will need to attend a minimum of one day, two will be better. No charge, although there maybe public transport costs.
Thursday 21 February – Expedition planning 1 – this is an essential day. No charge.
Sunday 3 March – Expedition planning 2 – this is an essential day. No charge.
Sunday 17 March – Hiking skills 2 – as above, the scouts will need to attend a minimum of one day, two will be better. No charge, although there maybe public transport costs.
Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 March – Expedition. Cost dependent on what the Scouts decide.
It is a challenging activity. It is meant to be. It is within the capabilities of the Scouts. They will get a sense of achievement along with having a lot of fun.