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Training Round Up: HSXPat2017 Part 2

With a new year came a chance for another year of adventures- this is 2017 so far…. January- Dartmoor The weekend started with a drive down to a scout hut in Dartmoor. We were very excited to receive our first Patagonia team kit. We were each given a light blue t-shirt which had our Patagonia 2017 logo on it, which the team had designed previously. After a few hours of …Read More

2016 Training Round Up : HSXPat17

Below is a little debrief of all the 2016 training we have done so for Patagonia 2017- Our 4 week expedition to Chilean Patagonia over Christmas and New Year 2017. We hope you Enjoy! June- Ferny Crofts This training weekend was to introduce ourselves and do some team building. We started the weekend by developing our group skills via frisbee golf, crate stacking, and a pioneering activity where we had to …Read More

It’s A Good Day To Have Great Adventures

This Easter 47 Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members returned to Great Tower for an amazing weekend walking, climbing and ghyll scrambling in the Lake District. Arriving on Thursday, some at a respectable time, others at 1:30 am after getting lost near (not in) a ford, everyone’s beds were calling for a good night’s sleep. Friday started with a fabulous hearty breakfast and everyone getting split into groups for …Read More

Sign up for The Lakes Ad+Venture 2017 is open!!

Hello One and All! The time has come to sign up for The Lakes 2017!! Trip takes place from Thursday 13th April- Monday 17th April, aiming to leave Ferny Crofts @ 6pm We will be staying in indoor accommodation at Great Tower SAC and will have a packed weekend of walking, climbing and Ghyll Scrambling. If you are Explorer or Network age and a Hampshire Scout, you are more than …Read More

30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

” I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” “I should think so- in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things! Make you later for dinner, I can’t think what anybody sees in them.” Unlike Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, who is dead set against any kind …Read More

Am I fit enough for an expedition?

If any member of HSX were given £1 for every time somebody asked the question, “Am I fit enough to join one of your expeditions?”  or questioned whether they are the right person for “that kind of adventure” I think we would all be in a position to quit our jobs, buy a round the world plane ticket and travel the world forever. But we don’t get £1, we just …Read More

Another 5 reasons to go on an expedition.

So, in an earlier blog post, we gave you 5 great reasons to go on an expedition, now whether it is with us (we hope it is) or any other Scout expedition, we truly hope that it will be a life changing experience. Here are another 5 great reasons to put on those hike boots and start walking. Getting away from the crowd; Many beautiful places in the world are also …Read More

Phase 2 – Patagonia 2017

  The second phase of our expedition is participating in a community project. As many of you know, our expedition to Patagonia will take place over a 6 week period, Christmas and New Year 2017. Our expedition is split into four phases, acclimatisation, the community project, trekking and also some R and R. Scouting has a positive impact on communities across the World. Strong values and making a positive contribution …Read More

Phase 1 – Patagonia 2017

As many of you know our expedition to Patagonia will take place over a 6 week period, Christmas and New Year 2017. Our expedition is split down into four phases, acclimatisation, the community project, trekking, and of course some R and R. The first phase, although titled acclimatisation, is just to catch up on our sleep after a long flight and travel period. At this point, we will not have …Read More

Taster Weekend

After Taster Day success, we are now going to be holding a taster weekend! On June 4th/5th we’ll be holding our first training weekend. We will be camping at Ferny Crofts in the New Forest and have a packed schedule of activities and challenges, and to top it off, we will be finishing with a BBQ! The weekend will also be an opportunity for anyone who couldn’t make it to …Read More