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Expedition Challenge - Nights Away

Both options for the Expedition Challenge Award include a night away, which could be at a campsite, bunk house, hostel or similar.

Where to stay?

 Find a youth hostel using the following links:

To find out about the benefits available through The Scout Association's partnership with the Youth Hostel Association (England and Wales), click here.

Take a look at our campsite directory or find out about arranging a visit to a Scout Adventure Centre.


If camping, Scouts are not required to carry their camping equipment during the exploration or expedition.
To help Scouts plan and prepare for their camp, why not arrange a visit to your local GO Outdoors store. You could also build this ‘plan your camp’ activity into your programme. For further practical information and guidance on camping:

For any of these options, ensure that you follow the rules and guidance for running Nights Away experiences, such as relevant activity permits and nights away permits, InTouch, parental permission and first aid arrangements. Guidance can be found here, and within the ‘Nights Away’ publication. If Scouts are completing their expedition or expedition abroad, also refer to the guidance on the visits abroad page.

To return to the Expedition Challenge Award website, click here.


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