Map ‘n’ Compass and Hikes ‘n’ Expeditions




Map ‘n’ Compass and Hikes ‘n’ Expeditions




These Skills Workshops are aimed at Leaders and Adult Supporters in Scouting, wishing to upgrade their Scouting skills, and those with little or no experience wishing to lead/develop young people in walking activities:

• Beavers/Cubs – Part-day walk..?
• Scouts – Day-Hikes, Expedition Challenge and Chief Scouts Gold Award..?
• Explorers and Network – DofE and Queens Scout Award..?
• All Sections – Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge:
• Adults – Improve fundamental skills before learning Hillwalking..?

Two, complementary skills workshops are offered – Sign-up for one or both:

Map and Compass Skills

Map Scales, OS Grid, Map Symbols, Magnetic Variation, Use of a Compass, Route Planning, Activities & Games for Teaching YP, POR, Practical Exercise

Learner resources and lunch provided.

Venue: Birchmere Scout Campsite – Fee: £10.00


Hikes and Expedition Skills

Nights Away Permit (Lightweight Expeditions), Drinking Water, Lightweight Foods, Clothing & Equipment, Terrain Types, Planning Exercise.
Learner resources and lunch provided.
Venue: Birchmere Scout Campsite – Fee: £12.00








Birchmere Scout Campsite is located near the junction of the A3 and the M25 (Junction 10); access is off the A3. Directions will be provided in the welcome document sent out just before the date of this learning.

Overnight accommodation is available for learners following both days.

You may provide your own Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast; alternatively, we can provide Saturday Dinner (Optional) and/or Sunday breakfast (Optional) at a small additional cost (see Booking site).

Further information

Skills Workshops are open to all Adults (over 18); I.E. Managers, Leaders and Supporters in Scouting plus Scout Network – Managers, Leaders and Supporters in Guiding plus Senior Section are welcome.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls