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Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge

GO Outdoors sponsors the Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge.

How to earn your badges

There are eight different badges you can collect. Each one marks a certain number of hikes or journeys you will have completed:

1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35, 50

You must be dressed and equipped for the weather conditions and terrain. Your leader will also need to make sure you’re following the rules in chapter nine of the Policy and Organisation Rules and the Activity Permit Scheme.


For Beavers. each hike or journey must involve at least two hours of activity and have a purpose, which you will agree with your leader. The sorts of activity that count as a hike away include:

 

For Cubs, each hike or journey must involve at least three hours of activity and have a purpose, which you will agree with your Leader. The sorts of activity that count as a hike away include:

 

For Scouts, each hike or journey must involve at least four hours of activity and have a purpose, which you will agree with your leader. The sorts of activity that count as a hike away include:

 

For Explorers, each hike or journey must involve at least five hours of activity and have a purpose, which you will agree with your leader. The sorts of activity that count as a hike away include:

You can do your hike away during the day or night and it’s fine to take part in other similar activities.

 

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.

 

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