Sussex Downsman Hike

7th October 2017
A test of endurance for Scouts and Guides of All Ages
Organised by West Sussex Scouts

There are several different Classes of entry walking different distances depending on the age and ability of the competitors. There are sections tailored for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network and Leaders, and also a non-competitive class which is open to all. It should be noted that there are no minimum age limits on any class (just a minimum combined age for the team).

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Operation Triangle 2017

Triangle is a night exercise for teams of 4 Explorer Scouts. The exercise involves hiking approximately 18 miles across country (longer if they get lost!). Teams will process along the course as directed, reporting at the various incident and checkpoints.

The Exercise will commence at approximately 19:00 hours on the 18th November 2017 and end at approximately 0800 hours on 19th November 2017. Teams will have 10 hours of actual walking time to complete the exercise from their start time.

Costs will be £25 per team, just enough to pay for hiring a hall for running the event and sleeping in plus breakfast.

Book now, we have a strict 25 team limit on this event. Given the number of teams that have applied for entry previously we are limiting the initial numbers to two teams per unit. As we near the closing date more teams per unit will be allowed if space is still available. So please enter teams early.

Closing date for entries is 20th October 2017.

All competitors completing the route in the required time will receive a Triangle Badge

For further information, rules and application forms, please contact: Peter Smith, below

Need a New Challenge?

Looking for a New Challenge or just a change of scenery in Scouting?
The County Programme Team are looking for new members to help provide and support a quality programme to our youth members in West Sussex

We are currently looking for people for the following roles (follow link for more details about the role)

If you want are interested in any of the roles or just want to find out what’s involved please contact Matthew Pike, Deputy County Commissioner – Programme below.