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Bedfordshire Scouts

Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike
12/08/2019 By Martin Wesley


Greater London North Scout County is once again inviting all Scout teams from across Bedfordshire to participate in the annual Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike, taking place on Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Chiltern Hills. This event is open to any member of the Scout section born after 12th April 2005. The organising committee has a brand new school for this event which will again be close to a main line railway station. Once again there will be a Junior route of about 15kms and a Senior route of about 20kms. Both routes have been popular during the past few years. This year's routes will take participants through a completely different area of The Chilterns. The online entry database is up and running via our new website www.chiltern20.org/ Last year’s event sold out so don’t delay in entering teams which will again consist of between three to five young people. Keep reading for outdoor navigation training events are being organised for adults and young people, along with resources for Scouts to work towards Skills Challenge Award plus Hikes Away Activity Badge. Kind regards Fozzy (Chris Foster) Hon Secretary Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike Chiltern 20 Navigation Training 2019 With the Chiltern 20 approaching, The County Activities Team is running a number of practical workshops to help teams improve all aspects of their navigation skills. Workshops will be held at two venues: Martins Green (next to Danemead Scout campsite) and Trent Park for those who wish to use public transport. Dates/ Time: 8th September at Martins Green, 15th September at Trent Park, 21st September at Trent Park and 28th September at Martins Green. All will begin at 10am and finish around 1pm. Locations: Martins Green car park, Cock Lane, Broxbourne EN10, OS Explorer 174 ref- TL 347 077 OR Trent Park, EN4 0PS (near Cockfosters Tube). Cost: Free What should we bring? Waterproofs, outdoor clothes, outdoor footwear, snacks, drinks and a compass. OS Explorer 174 for Martins Green OR 173 for Trent Park if you have one, we can provide maps if not. We’ll be walking roughly 5 miles maximum. Who is it for? Chiltern 20 team navigators with an adult leader. In addition to the above sessions, we may be able to run evening sessions for your group, depending on availability. Contact me on the address below and we’ll do our best to help. If you have any general enquiries regarding the workshops, or to book places, please email Asa Kitchiner, GLN Activities Team at asa.kitchiner@gmail.comNavigation Walk and Talk Workshop, 31st August 2019, Tring Station. The County Mountaineering Team is running a ‘walk and talk’ workshop in the Chiltern Hills, aimed at leaders and adult helpers, with particular emphasis on providing navigation help and support for those with teams taking part in this year’s Chiltern 20. This is a chance for a gentle stroll in some beautiful scenery with the added benefit of having one of our team along to answer any questions you may have about maps, compasses and anything else you’d like to know about navigation. You will also have the chance to practice these techniques along the way. The workshop content is completely flexible and can cover anything which will help you to develop both your navigation skills, and your ability to teach navigation techniques to your group, whatever your level of experience. We will meet at Tring railway station at 11.30am and will be back there by 4.00pm. There is ample parking at the station and the times above have been chosen to help those travelling by train. More information from Asa Kitchiner, GLN Activities Team at asa.kitchiner@gmail.com


Bedfordshire Scouts
Leslie Sell Activity Centre, Molivers Lane, Bromham, Bedfordshire, MK43 8LD

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