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, enabling them to put into pratice the skills developed through the Outdoor, Team Work and Team Leader Challenge awards. Teams will follow a given route of approximately 6-8 miles per day through various manned checkpoints. Each team is required to carry or wear the appropriate equipment for a day hike in adventurous country. Upon arrival at the campsite each team is responsible for pitching their own tents, cooking their meals, tidying up afterwards and striking camp. The responsibility for the delivery to the camp site and removal from it of all the gear for the overnight stop (tents, stoves, food, etc.) lies with their group.
Participation in this event will enable the Scouts to complete sections of the Navigator Stage 2 or 3, and gain the experience they require before tackling the expedition elements of both the Expedition Challenge and Hill Walker badge (details here).
To be eligible for the trophy team members must be under 13 years of age on 28 Feb 2019 and the team must complete the hike unaccompanied. In the opinion of the leader ALL Scouts entered must be physically and mentally capable of completing the event. Teams consisting of Scouts and Explorer Scouts must enter the TEKO TEKO or TAHWIRI competition. Places are available for 25 teams.
Cost for the weekend will be £30 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.
Will all leaders please ensure that parents are fully informed as to the nature of the event and 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)|