To earn the Expedition Challenge, you must :

1 Take part in either an expedition or an exploration over two days with at least three other Scouts. This should include a night away at a campsite or hostel.

2 Take an active part in planning the expedition. Do any training you need and be well prepared. Training should include:

  • planning a route, including rest and meal stops. Being able to work out how long it should take you to travel that route.
  • choosing suitable equipment for an expedition. You might consider tents, stoves, rucksacks, walking equipment, emergency equipment, first aid kit, wet  weather gear, appropriate food and a camera.
  • navigation and using things like maps and timetables for your expedition. You might want to brush up on using an Ordnance Survey or similar map, a compass, a GPS device, a street map or A-Z, and rail or bus timetables.
  • knowing what to do in an emergency.


3 During the expedition or exploration:

  • play a full part in the team
  • use a map or other navigation device to keep track of where you are
  • cook and eat at least one hot meal
  • do a task, investigation or exploration as agreed with your leader.

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4 Produce an individual report or presentation within the three weeks following your expedition. You could present your work as a project, performance, video recording, oral presentation, blog or website.








Top tip: You  may like to try, or use, one or more of the following Activity Badges as part of this Challenge - Cyclist, Geocaching, Hill Walker or Orienteer.

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