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Patagonia 2017

Intro

In the UK winter of 2017/18, Hampshire Scouts Expeditions (HSX) are leading a 6 week international expedition to the Patagonian Andes, Chile.

The expedition will involve a team of Explorer Scouts aged 14+ taking part in a community project, trekking amongst the majestic Andean peaks and experiencing the rich South American culture.

There will be 18 months of training prior to the expedition to aid teamwork, personal development and leadership to secure a strong team.

The expedition will start by flying into Santiago (the capital of Chile) and settling into the new culture. Once we have recovered from jet-lag and acclimatised to the local customs we aim to head to the south of Chile, to the Patagonia region. After settling into our new surroundings the team will undertake a community development, working closely with the local community to deliver a project that will benefit the locals for years to come.

Upon completion of the community project, we will head to the Torres del Paines region of Patagonia, where we spend up to 10 days trekking amongst some of the most famous peaks in the world and seeing one of the largest ice-sheets in the world!

It is hoped that as well as being a life changing experience for those involved, members of the expedition team will gain lifelong friends and a greater understanding of other cultures.

If you are interested in the expedition and would like to sign up, or would like to know more about the expedition, then please contact our expedition leader team:
Patagonia@hsx.org.uk

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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

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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

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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, and some, our most embarrassing moments in Scouting.

The day was packed with team building

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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!)

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Embarking on an expedition can be a scary or daunting prospect, but yet there is so much to gain from steeping a little outside your comfort zone, and gulping in the wild air.

Here’s 5 reasons to take the plunge;

To take you off the beaten track; expeditions quite frenquently take you places that you had never even imagined.They offer you the chance

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PATAGONIA INFORMATION AND TASTER DAY; Update

We’ve had lots of interest from our Facebook page about our 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)

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Meet the Leaders- Tilly

Tilly has worked in Scouting all around the World and is constantly looking for new countries to visit, experience the culture of, and to scratch of on her scratch map. Quite the spontaneous traveller, she is currently working as a sea kayak expedition leader in Greece, and in her spare time is working towards other outdoor leadership qualifications.

To meet the other leaders, and

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Meet the Leaders – Ellis

Today we introduce to you Ellis. Ellis was a participant in  the HSX Nepal 2013 Expedition where the team visited Everest Base Camp.  She is currently studying Tourism and Management at Exeter University. In her spare time she is part of the Army Officer Training Corps which provides leadership training and opportunities to students.

To meet the other leaders, and to hear more about

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Meet the Leaders – Rich

Rich has been in HSX since 2008 and is often found competing in mountain marathons as part of TeamHSX. He participated in the Atacama Desert marathon.  7 marathons in 7 days in the highest and driest Desert in the world.

To meet the other leaders, and to hear more about our  Pre Expedition Training, Expedition Breakdown, Fundraising Opportunities and take part in some activities,

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Meet the Leaders- Chris

Chris has been an active member of HSX since 2006, he joined as a participant to the Nepal 2007 expedition. Fast forward six years and after gaining a wealth of leadership experience with both HSX and assisting with his old Explorer Scout Unit in Petersfield, he returned to the Khumbu Valley, leading the successful Nepal 2013 expedition. Since then Chris has joined the

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