A CAMPING challenge which aims to encourage Explorer Scouts, Network Members and Adult Volunteers to sleep under canvas at least once a month for a whole year has been hailed a success.
More than 200 people signed up to the challenge this year, with even more expected for 2020.
Some of the participants opted for the Extreme Camping Challenge where in addition to one night under canvas per month, 10 nights were required in more adventurous situations.
This includes sleeping in a bivi, pitching 2m off the ground, camping more than 600m, surviving with only three items of kit and having three people in a two-man tent.
Organised by Orlando and George, Explorer Scouts from Basingstoke West, signups are being taken for the forthcoming 12 months. Go to camping.hsawards.org/
One group to undertake the Extreme Camping Challenge was Avon Valley Explorers, check out their challenge below.
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Sleeping in bivouacs at a Scout Activity Centre.
Sleeping under Canoes.
Sleeping in bivouacs again at RSPB Franchise Wood and undertaking conservation work.
Mixed mode expedition which includes: canoeing, hiking and bivouacking at the Scout HQ.
DofE practice expedition.
A 40 mile canoe journey on the River Severn including a Wild Camp at Atcham.
Hiking at Dartmoor and Wild camped on the moor.
Volunteered on Dean Heritage railway, followed by bivouacking.
Hiking to Rockbourne Roman Villa, cooking Roman food and bivouacking.
A wet camp at RSPB Franchise Wood and undertaking conservation work and constructing natural shelters.
Building a platform to camp 2m above the ground.
The ‘Big Sleepout’ in support of National Homelessness day.