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HSX Antarctica launch challenges for 2015

The HSX Antarctica team are excited to share our plans for 2015!

During the year, the team will be undertaking four physically and mentally demanding challenges to raise money for our chosen charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

In March, the team will complete a marathon from Salisbury to Winchester along the Clarendon Way.  The route is off-road

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Christmas Weekend 2014

As is tradition for HSX, December saw the group once again converge on Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre for our annual Christmas celebrations.

Saturday morning saw participants divide into 6 teams for the adventure race, a 3 hour orienteering race across the New Forest with teams trying to gain as many points as possible.

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Why we are fighting Motor Neurone Disease

The HSX Antarctic expedition aims to raise funds to support the motor neurone disease association (MNDA); the UK’s only national charity dedicated to motor neurone disease care for sufferers and cure research. So why are the Antarctica team choosing MNDA as our charity? Twins, Ollie and Tom Robinson have had grandparents directly affected by

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HSX revolves around taking teams of young leaders, Network and Explorer Scouts to the far corners of the world on rewarding and memorable adventures.


Weekends away in the hills focus on building core technical skills so all members to enjoy the countryside while keeping them selves and others safe. Training is based around both Scout awards and national governing body awards.


From hillwalking to climbing, abseiling to mountain biking - if it's outdoors and fun we'll probably give it a go.


As well as technical outdoor skills, we find that expedition members tend to grow personal skills when faced with the challenges that come their way when stepping out of their comfort zone.