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Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

Sign up for the Lakes Adventure 2018 is Open!!

Calling all Explorer and Network Scouts!

Interested in a long weekend of climbingghyll 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.

Please find below further information, and continue to fill out the Google form if interested.

The fun kicks off leaving Ferny Crofts on Thursday 29th March from around 6 O’clock pm.  There will be pick up points at Winnal Tescos as well as Eastleigh train station, however please indicate on the form your preferred pick up point.

During the course of the weekend, we will be staying in indoor accommodation at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre. (LA23 3PQ) The weekend will follow plans of hiking , climbing and Ghyll Scrambling.  A great opportunity for both those new to mountaineering wanting their first experience outdoors climbing as well as those working towards qualifications to get log books filled up that extra bit.

So the Cost: £120 including transport to, from and around The Lakes, food, accommodation and kit hire.

The £120 can be paid by BACS (see details below), or by cheque payable to: HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL

Bank: HSBC

Sort Code: 40-46-39

Account Number: 51260936

Payment will secure your place on the trip.

If you’re paying by BACS please put ‘HSX-Surname’ (EXAMPLE: HSX-Griffiths) as the reference.

Then please email both AND and say that you have paid.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.


Google Form Link here>>

We Look forward to seeing you there!

Josh and Tilly

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Introducing the HSX January Weekend 2014… Brecon Beacons!

Introducing the HSX January Weekend 2014… Brecon Beacons!

Hi Guys,
I hope everyone is tip top and looking forward to Christmas… not long to go now!!!
As you know every January HSX heads off to the hills on our roaming weekend, in order to grab some fresh air and attempt to burn off all those mince pies we’ve been enjoying over the festive peroid!

This year is no exception and HSX will be returning to the Brecon Beacons over the weekend 25th-26th January. The aim of the weekend is to brush up on our Mountain Leader skills, including micro-nav, night navigation and wild camping.

If you would like to attend the weekend please contact the Event Director Chris Slater ( by Sunday 5th January 2014.

If you have any questions please do not heistate to contact me, my details are below for those who don’t already have them.

See you soon,


Alan and Craig Pass their ML Assessment

Alan and Craig at Plas-y-Brenin

Congratulations to HSX Leader Craig and Alan on passing their ML(Summer) award this week.

They both said that it was a tough and stressful week but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Craig and Alan completed the 5 day assesment which included group management, safety on steep ground, micro navigation and a two night expedition. They completed this at the National Mountain Centre – Plas Y Brenin in Snowdonia.

Well done guys.