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Explorers Hill Walker Activity Badge

Explorers Hill Walker Activity Badge

From Ben Nevis and Snowdon, to Scafell Pike. Get a head-start on the highest peaks in the UK.

Before you attempt this badge you need to hold the Scout section Hill Walker Activity Badge or have completed at least five one-day journeys in the hills, each one at least 14 kilometres’ distance.

All journeys and the expedition should have a defined purpose, like reaching a summit or completing a trail – so not just walking some distance.

  1. Take a major part in planning and successfully managing at least four one-day journeys, two of which must be in terrain two areas.

    A person with an activity permit must accompany or supervise the journeys.

  2. Play a major part in the planning, preparation and leadership of at least one two-day expedition, involving overnight camping in wild country.

    You must prepare by demonstrating the correct use of all essential equipment. A person with an activity permit can supervise the expeditions but you will take in part in decisions affecting navigation and party management.

January 2015.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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