Harrogate & Nidderdale District event - Open to all eligible Scouts in the County
This is a 2-day expedition event for teams of 4-7 Scouts (or combined Explorer & Scout team) enabling them to put into practice the skills developed through the Outdoor, Team Work and Team Leader Challenge Awards. The teams are required to plan and walk their own routes taking in a number of manned checkpoints, some of which are compulsory. For this reason the distance walked varies between teams. Teams must have completed training in first aid, adventurous activity precautions, lightweight camping, use of expedition stoves and expedition cooking. The team must be self-contained carrying all the equipment and food required for the weeked. Participation in the event will enable the scouts to complete sections of the Navigator Stages 3 or 4, the practical elements of the Expedition Challenge, plus 2 of the journeys required for the Hill Walker badge (details here).
There is no minimum age specified, however in the opinion of the leader ALL Scouts entered must be physically and mentally capable of completing the event. To be eligible for the trophy the team must complete the expedition unaccompanied. Additionally, combined teams of Scouts and Explorer Scouts may contain a maximum of 2 Explorer Scouts who must be under 16 on 28/02/2019. Teams consisting of only Explorer Scouts or including more than 2 Explorer Scouts aged 16+ must enter the TAHWIRI competition which is a more challenging expedition both navigationally and physically. Places are available for 25 teams.
Cost for the weekend will be £30.00 per person. This covers camping fees, radio team, administration costs, badges, hire of support vehicles and staffing expenses.
May we remind leaders that we need a home contact (or contacts) for each team. Home Contacts must be available for the whole weekend and be fully aware of their responsibilities.
All leaders please ensure that parents are fully informed as to the nature of the event and that parental consent is obtained. Individual participant data forms requesting information necessary to manage the event, including emergency contact and medical/special needs, will be issued in March.
Booking: Online registration is not available for this event. The link here to download a booking form will be active from January to 15th March 2019.
After bookings close, event handbooks and other event information for section leaders and participants can be downloaded here
|Event date||11 May 2019 8:00am|
|Event End Date||12 May 2019 4:00pm|
|Cut off date||15 Mar 2019|
|Individual Price||£30 (TEAM DEPOSIT £60.00)|