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Well, that was bamboozling…

This morning, at the break of dawn (6:30), we awoke, and began to get ready for the day ahead. Bradley and I, excitement in our hearts and our steps, ran up to the top floor, ready to devour our meal, at 7:30… … not realizing everyone else would arrive at 8:00.  Standing there confused, we soon realized the error of our ways, and proceeded back to our room, to experiment …Read More

What went on at Wat…

There aren’t many things in the world that are worth waking up at 4:00am for, but after visiting the Angkor temples, we can say this is definitely one of them! We left the Tropical Breeze Guest House at 4:30am in a fleet of tuk tuks driven by a Mr Lucky, Mr Im and Mr Bothan, who would be taking us to the temple ruins that lay hidden in the jungle. …Read More

Making a difference

During HSX’s time in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The team has been working at the Children Development Organisation (CDO). This is an organisation that accommodates, feeds and educates Cambodian children, many of which have lost both their parents, from the ages of 3-16. The HSX team has been working improving the standard of the current site. This was tricky at first as a strong language barrier is put in front of …Read More


After the longest journey in the world; complete with 2 flights, 3 buses, and 3 foreign countries, we are finally at our destination. We’ve fallen in love with the food here (it’s good food compared to the plane meals), especially the great rice. Cerys in particular is in love with the hotel orange juice, which she describes as “like drinking gold”. We spent yesterday in Thailand, stepping off the plane …Read More

“It is not long now until the 9th of December”

After meeting at our usual haunts, we headed north towards Birmingham in traffic which was steady for a Friday evening. Excited about what the weekend in Snowdonia would entail and enjoying catching up with each other, we settled down for the long journey ahead, refueling at a motorway MacDonalds along the way. Team Cambodia was excited for a weekend of team building, scrambling and navigation in the National Park of …Read More

Three months to go!

September weekend this year, as always, proved to be a very interesting one. Not only as it marked that we are near the end of our training with now just two weekends left before departure, but for the first time since joining HSX, team Cambodia wasn’t the new expedition team!! With Chris Slater and his team launching the Patagonia Expedition a few months earlier,  we were eager  to befriend them …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