Category: Patagonia 2017

  • And so it begins

    And so it begins

    After the best part of 24 hours of traveling the Patagonia team made its way to Santiago. The trip out couldn’t have gone smoother, with a short layover in São Paulo providing a much needed chance to stretch their legs. Meeting our taxi driver at arrivals, we soon had our duffle bags precariously balanced on […]

  • It’s A Good Day To Have Great Adventures

    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 […]

  • 30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

    30 Spectacular Years of Adventure

    ” I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” “I should think so- in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things! Make you later for dinner, I can’t think what anybody sees […]

  • Am I fit enough for an expedition?

    Am I fit enough for an expedition?

    If any member of HSX were given £1 for every time somebody asked the question, “Am I fit enough to join one of your expeditions?”  or questioned whether they are the right person for “that kind of adventure” I think we would all be in a position to quit our jobs, buy a round the […]

  • Phase 2 – Patagonia 2017

    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 […]

  • Phase 1 – Patagonia 2017

    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 […]

  • Taster Weekend

    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 […]

  • Some Useful Spanish Phrases…

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

  • What a day!

    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 […]