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Queen’s Birthday Honour for Adam!

Congratulations to our Chairman, Adam Jollans, who received an MBE yesterday. I think you will all agree with us it is very much deserved. Adam has worked hard not just for us, but for Scouting in general and remains a very active member of the Association both locally and on an international level. Adam joins Russ Parke, the founding member of HSX in his receipt of this prestigious honour. https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/17692581.queens-birthday-honour-for-hampshire-scouts-expedition-chair-adam-jollans/

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

A lot has changed since Shackleton posted this ad prior to his Endurance Expedition, however the sentiment remains the same. As I sit here typing, the wind is blowing outside of my window but the sun is still shining despite the year approaching the winter months.  This now gets me to thinking about the colder months and everything HSX has coming up (while also longing for the balmy summer of …Read More

The Tour Du Mont Blanc

The group photo taken outside Heathrow airport on the 5thSeptember featured 7 members of Hampshire Scout Expeditions who were about to embark on a challenging expedition to trek the famous Trail Du Mont Blanc. None of us truly knew the immense task ahead that we had signed up for. The route in question was to start in the Chamonix valley situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and …Read More

Day 4 – The Team Reunite!

I write this having found accommodation at the last minute due to discovering our planned refuge for tomorrow night failed to get a permit for this season (that would explain the lack of response!).  With typical Swiss efficiency, the errors in our email were highlighted and corrected and we were told that we weren’t lucky to get a space, but it was unusual for us to get beds at such …Read More