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Expedition Challenge - Getting started

For their Expedition Challenge Award, Scouts work together to plan and take part in a two-day exploration or expedition, including a night away. Over the two days, Scouts navigate their way, cook a meal and complete a task or investigation. For the final part of the Award, they report or present their experiences to others.

Read some top tips for the Expedition Challenge Award here.

Planning the exploration/expedition

Support your Scouts to plan a fantastic and memorable challenge, that they will be proud of completing and will develop their skills. Some examples are provided below for inspiration.

Scouts can use this exploration planner or this expedition planner to help them plan their adventures.

Example explorations include:

10th Hereford Scouts completed an exploration about ghosts and legends. Watch their video here.

Example expeditions include:

Scouts from South Marches District completed an expedition by foot in rural Herefordshire. Watch their video here.

Some Troops combine their expedition with Jamboree On The Trail, an annual event in May, where Scouts from across the world enjoy a day of hiking.  Read more here.

For even more inspiration, find out about the adventures of Scouts who went on a 24hour adventure with Scout Ambassadors Helen Glover and Steve Backshall, here.

Additional support

Take a look at the Expedition Challenge Award:explorations webinar.

Scout Adventures

Contact your nearest centre to discuss tailored support.

GO Outdoors

Our partner and recommended outdoor retailer, GO Outdoors, can provide support, as part of their sponsorship of the Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badge. For more information, go to scouts.org.uk/gooutdoors.

To return to the main Expedition Challenge Award webpage, click here.


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