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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

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

HSX Cambodia @ The Lake District

After a slow start being stuck in Winchester due to heavy bank holiday traffic, HSX eventually headed up the motorway towards the beautiful Lake District without too much delay. We arrived at 1.30am at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre; bed was the one thing we were all ready for, so we hit the sack. Following a fairly good night’s sleep, it was great to get together with everyone for bacon …Read More

HSX Ad+Venture

This Easter 28 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members return to Great Tower for an amazing weekend of adventure in the Lake District. Arriving in the Lakes on Thursday the team members enjoyed 3 full days of high adventure splitting into different groups each day to experience different activities and areas of the Lake District. Event director, Clare Symond’s said “The weekend was a great success with all …Read More

#HSXJogle – Easter Training in the Lakes

With it being Easter, HSX as always have headed to the Great Tower in the Lake District. This year as we’re doing the JOGLE in May, teamHSX JOGLE decided to make it a training weekend and to be honest, I’m pretty glad we did as it was a tough one.. Unfortunately out of the eight of us doing the JOGLE only five could make it to the Lake District (Dave, …Read More

Ad+Venture 2012 Trip Report

Day One The Bursars, Russ and Slattergator travelled up early Thursday in the Russ bus we left just before 5am!  The early start gave us an enjoyable afternoon walking up Skiddaw and then we found a little man with ice creams on the way down. Later in the day we met up with the other Torneo that contained the Nepal team plus Hannah, Besty and Chris Laws. That evening due …Read More

Ad+Venture 2009, The Lake District. 9th-13th April

Thursday 9th The first bus, driven by Russ (and later Alan) was scheduled to leave ferny-crofts at about 0900hrs. Also on-board where Besty, Rich, Becky, Ruth, Andrew and Ollie, a new recruit from South-sea (NOT Portsmouth!). We arrived at great tower at about 1530, and after dumping our bags in our rooms, we put the tents up for the Malawi team (who where scheduled to arrive later). We also helped …Read More