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Hill Walker Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

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.

  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.

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


 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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