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Lakes Adventure 2019

This is a long report, but then again, we had lots of adventures! Probably best to grab yourself a cuppa first… Well what an absolute scorcher of a glorious bank holiday weekend that was! Over Easter weekend, 30 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members from Hampshire Scouts made the annual pilgrimage to Great Tower in the Lake District for a luscious weekend of walking, climbing, camping and ghyll …Read More

SIGN UP TO THE LAKES Adventure 2019 IS NOW OPEN!!

Calling all Explorers and Network Scouts! Have you got anything planned for Easter weekend? If not don’t worry! Are you interested in a long weekend of climbing, ghyll scrambling (Abseiling waterfalls and jumping and sliding into pools of water) and hiking in the Lake District? Between Thursday 18 April – Monday 22nd April in the Easter Holidays Hampshire Scout Expeditions are running our yearly trip to the Lake District, staying at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre. Cost: £155 all-inclusive …Read More

HSX visits Peak Assault in South Wales

HSX visited Hertfordshire Scouts Peak Assault event to find out more about the event with a view to teams from Hampshire Scouts competing in next years event (18-20 October). Peak Assault is a wild country orienteering competition for teams of Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members, held over a weekend in a surprise mountain location. It’s been running for 50 years and attracts over 400 competitors and staff. To find …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

Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

Calling all Explorer and Network Scouts! Interested in a long weekend of climbing, ghyll scrambling (Abseiling waterfalls and jumping and sliding into pools of water) and hiking in the Lake District? ( Here’s a video of last year!)  Between Thursday 29th March -Monday 2nd April in the Easter Holidays Hampshire Scout Expeditions are running a trip to the Lake District. We will be staying at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre and will have an action-packed weekend full of activities. …Read More

Next Stop (in 18 hours…)- Patagonia!!

After a great farewell presentation yesterday, wishing their parents and loved ones Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a Happy Birthday somewhere thrown in the mix, the Patagonia team made their way to the airport today, to set off on their 4 week expedition. Everyone in HSX wishes you a safe flight, we hoped you manage to stay occupied for the whole 18 hours, and we look forward to hearing …Read More

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

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 in them.” Unlike Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, who is dead set against any kind …Read More