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Expedition Challenge weekends
March 27 @ 6:00 pm - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Expedition Challenge Weekends (Scouts) 27th /29th March (W1) AND 17th/19th April (W2) £55 covers both weekends
W1: Training** based at Eastcombe HQ.
W2: Expedition hiking with day kit and camping at Cranham.
**Training will include map reading, compass work, route planning, first aid, hike camping, cooking, kit check, Highway & County Codes, emergency procedures etc.
Bonus! Your walking during both weekends will also count towards the Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges
All this for just £55!
This is a report on the weekends in 2019:
The first weekend saw four patrols of Scouts camping at Eastcombe Scout HQ. On Saturday they went off on accompanied hikes learning all the skills they needed. On return to Eastcombe they learnt how to cook their dinner on trangias.
On Sunday they set off on a hike on their own with leaders check pointing them at various points on their journeys. Now they are all set for the main expedition this month..
The second weekend saw the Scouts at Eastcombe Scout HQ.again on Friday night. On Saturday they were dropped off at start points for their hikes. They all arrived at Cranham safely where they pitched their tents, cooked their evening meal and spent the night.
…On Sunday they hiked to Cowley Guide Camp and were presented with their badges by our County Commissioner Mark Spiller and our ACC