We can offer you great hill walking skills and training weekends!
County Adviser/Assessor: David Adamson
David Adamson, Dai Cowx, Paul Davies, Paul Frame, Jonathan How, Brian May, Howard Park, Clifford Smith, Eileen Wingrove
The Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme applies to Hill Walking and Mountain Biking.
Persons leading parties in Terrains One or Two (see definitions below) will require a formal permit. Terrain Zero does not require any formal permit though general expedition/activity requirements apply.
The relevant NGB Qualification depends on the terrain you wish to walk in. For Terrain 1, this is “Walking Group Leader (WGL)” and for Terrain 2, this is “Mountain Leader (ML)”. Check with ACC (Activities) for possibilities of grant aid for all Leader Training Courses.
The following rough guide indicates that demanding hiking can be undertaken to suit all needs. Full definitions are given in POR (see rules 9.26 to 9.32).
Contact: David Adamson
Skills courses (Mountain Skills and Remote Camping Skills) are run each year, that are suitable for people requiring an introduction to the activity and those wishing to develop their skills and/or prepare for formal assessment. They involve a day pre-meet held locally and a weekend in the hills, usually in Snowdonia. Assessment can normally be provided by prior arrangement.
These courses can be tailored to meet the needs of most people and previous experience is not necessarily required, however, participants must be physically fit. The courses are ideal for Explorer or Network scouts or Leaders seeking Adventurous Activity Permits and will act as training and preparation for formal assessment. Assessment may be possible on these courses but must be previously arranged through the Hillwalking Permit registrar.
Some other opportunities are listed in Appendix 2 for mountaineering training with organisations offering courses that are suitable for Scouts and/or Leaders.
The Club is a joint organisation of the Scout and Guide Counties of Surrey and Greater London South West. It organises ‘Away Meets’ in the Mountains and evening ‘Home Meets’, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the lounge at the Toby Carvery, Cheam Road, Ewell.
They hold a minimum of two away meets per year to the mountains (generally February and October) plus a number of local day walks in the Surrey Hills or other southern country venues through the spring and summer months. The club welcomes any members of the scout association over the age of 18 who would like to gain mountaineering experience or simply have a fun weekend away with other adults.
All Members of the Movement are welcome to come to any of the indoor meetings and any away meets. For further information, please contact the secretary.
Contact: Martin David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peak ASU is the joint Surrey and GLSW active support unit who offer mountain and navigation skills training and assessment opportunities each year including
Mountain Skills courses (based in Bethesda in Snowdonia
These include a general and practical introduction to the many aspects of hillwalking/climbing, with the weekend providing training for all the basic personal skills required
For those who have appropriate previous experience, assessments for Scout permits can be taken over the weekend; however, notification must be given when booking.
On the May course there will be opportunities for leading and seconding on climbing routes, including placing protection and climbing ropework skills and building anchors.
We also provide training and guidance for those wishing to work towards achieving Scout permits and/or qualifications such as the Hill and Moorland Leader, Mountain Leader or (May course only) Rock Climbing Instructor Awards
We offer training and development for any Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer leaders and those adults who lead groups in the countryside who wish to develop their navigation skills.
We can cater for both beginners and for those wishing to enhance their navigation skills to ensure they can both navigate effectively and safely whilst also learning how to share this knowledge with others.
This training is particularly suitable for leaders who want to run hikes for their young people, of any section, or to support expeditions for either the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, the Expedition Challenge (part of the Chief Scout’s Gold Award), expeditions for the Chief Scout’s Platinum and Diamond Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.
During 2019 we hope to commence offering National Navigation Scheme Awards
We would also be very keen to hear from:
Please contact: email@example.com