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Expeditions

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

HSX Cambodia on Craghoppers

Craghoppers state that “A polo is always a smart choice for a travel bag”.  This seems suiting giving our polo shirts will be coming on a near 3000mile journey to Cambodia in December 2016. The HSX Cambodia Expedition is supported by Craghoppers who have donated team uniform to the Expedition. We kicked off our recent training weekend in the Lake District handing out this highly anticipated kit to cheers from …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

Some Useful Spanish Phrases…

With over 427 million speakers all around the world, an official language on four continents, and spoken in over 31 counties, Spanish is the most popular second language. It is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, only English, Hindi and Mandarin have more speakers. With the sheer number of Spanish speakers and the fact our expedition will take us to a Spanish speaking continent, we thought we …Read More

Chief Scout Gold Award- What’s Your Next Challenge?

The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the highest award that you can achieve in the scout section. It is a difficult badge to earn, and to do so you must complete a number of challenges – including learning about the world, teamwork, and adventure. The young people that have earned this award have shown great resilience, commitment, and determination, and  should all be rightfully proud of their achievements. To complete …Read More

Jurassic Triple – Route information!

It’s just over a week to go until the Antarctica team take on their next grueling challenge… the Jurassic Triple! The months of training have been building up to this, three back-braking marathons along Dorset’s the South West Coastal Path. We are running it over 3 days from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May, staying in local Scout huts along the way. The team will be supported along the route by members …Read More

Antarctica Summer Gala Fundraiser 2016

The Antarctica Team invite you to join them for a night of food and fundraising! On Saturday 18th June 2016, the University of Southampton plays host to our first gala event to raise money for the expedition. This will be a great chance to meet the team, learn about Antarctica and enjoy a fantastic evening of food and entertainment. The evening will start with a complementary drinks reception overlooking the …Read More

What a day!

Yesterday held host to our successful information and taster day in Winchester. (If you couldn’t make it, you can still get involved!!) The leadership team were up bright and early making final preparations for the day ahead.  10 o’clock came around too soon, when the doors opened to some eager faces wanting to know more about the expedition. We started the day by getting to know each other, sharing our proudest, …Read More

REMINDER: TASTER DAY TOMORROW!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is our information and taster day,  If you or your parents and guardians would like to know more about; The Leader Team/ Pre Expedition Training/ Expedition Breakdown/Fundraising Opportunities and take part in some activities, then please come along and meet the team on Sunday 24th April, starting at 10am, in a scout hut in Winchester, (Email us for location details!)   Contact us and get involved! Email: (Patagonia@hsx.org.uk) …Read More

Early Bird Catches the Worm!

“Way too keen in my opinion”! That’s how Joe felt about the few eager HSX members who decided to make the annual pilgrimage to the Lake District earlier this year, to embark on a wild camping micro-adventure. Normally we’d leave our homes on Thursday night, arriving at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre in the early hours of Friday morning, ready to hit the Lakeland Fells for the Easter Weekend. However …Read More