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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

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

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

5 Reasons why you should go on an expedition…

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 to sleep under the stars on rocky, …Read More

Malawi Expedition – Trip report

Below we have a few word from Expedition Member David Cribb. Pictures coming soon. Well, I think in general we had a pretty good expedition. Now that we?re all back in the UK and most of the group has gone back to work or college or school, we?re often seeing things that remind us of our time in Malawi, still making jokes made in Malawi and genuinely happy that we …Read More

Project nears completion and camping with hyenas

Hi from the Team! We?re currently in Blantyre having successfully finished the vast majority of the school project in Songani. We?re all safe and well and currently helping clear paths (to create fire breaks) and repainting signposts on the trails at Michuru Nature Sanctuary about 8km outside of Blantyre. We?re now camping in the middle of the bush and sharing the site with hyenas (we can hear them but haven?t …Read More