Collecting Badges

Hikes Away Staged

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Hikes Away staged Badge

Staged Activity badges are worn on the left hand sleeve below the standard activity badges.

Young people should be trained and assessed using the syllabus and resources provided.

At each stage leaders should not assume prior knowledge but should cover the full syllabus using instruction games and exercises to reinforce the learning.

For stages 1-3, on-going assessment is acceptable. There is supporting programme material for the first three stages found on Programmes Online. Please use the key words: emergency aid.

For stages 4 and 5 a more structured assessment at the end of the course is recommended to test knowledge.

Requirements for the Hikes Away Badge and example activities.

Hikes Away 1
Hikes Away 5
Hikes Away 10
Hikes Away 20

Complete one hike or journey with a purpose as agreed with the leader. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Complete five hikes or journeys with a purpose as agreed with the leader. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Complete ten hikes or journeys with a purpose as agreed with the leader. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Complete twenty hikes or journeys with a purpose as agreed with the section leadership team. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Hikes Away 35

Complete 35 hikes or journeys with a purpose as agreed with the leader. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Hikes Away 50

Complete 50 hikes or journeys with a purpose as agreed with the leader. Those taking part should be dressed and equipped for the prevailing conditions and terrain.

Notes

Reference should be made to the activity rules in Chapter 9 of POR and the Activity Permit Scheme.

Examples of activities qualifying for a 'Hike Away' are listed below. Other similar activities could be undertaken.

 

For Beaver Scouts, plan for about 2 hours of activity. Examples might be:

         Explore on foot a country park or nature reserve.

         Go on a family ramble.

         Take part in a woodland walk (observing the wildlife/ complete a tree safari).

 

For Cub Scouts plan for about 3 hours of activity. Examples might be:

         Follow a towpath trail and discovering how locks work on the local canal.

         While on camp or pack holiday explore on foot a local town or village.

         Walk up a hill and enjoy the view.

 

For Scouts plan for at least 4 hours of activity. Examples might be:

         Take part in a dusk to dawn hike.

         Explore a bridle way on horseback.

         An overnight expedition by foot (which would count as 2 hikes).

         A trip down a river in an open canoe.

         Complete a 20 km cycle ride as part of the cyclist badge.

 

For Explorer Scouts (plan for at least 5 hours of activity). Examples might be to spend the day (or night):

         hill walking

         mountain biking

         canoe touring

         pony trekking

         nordic skiing

         backpacking