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CRAI District Virtual Hike (V Hike)
08/01/2021 By Rich Terrell

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With the District back in tier 4 lockdown we have put together a Virtual hike challenge where between now and the end of February the whole district undertake a challenge where Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers along with their family members can hike as one from their own front door. There will be a Winter, Spring and if it continues a Summer hike as well.

In taking part you will be able to claim a “hikes away” by meeting their specific section’s criteria. To take part all sections must, not only complete this requirement but obtain 20 points from the table below.

Items with * against them will count towards other badges.

Explorers are to upload their photos to the CRAI Scout Explorer Facebook page.

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are to do a short story of their hike with photos and send them to your own leaders and your section ADC.

For Beavers this will go towards your Explore badge

For Cubs this will go towards your Naturalist badge

For Scouts will go towards Forester and Naturalist

 

Kindly note Scouts and Explorers Navigation and Hillwalker badge criteria states the walk/ hike must be over 14km

 

 

Challenge

Section Points

 

Beavers

Cubs

Scouts

Explorers

Hike

Min 2 hours walking and point collection

Min 3 hours walking and point collection

Min 4 hours walking and point collection

Min 5 hours walking and point collection

Hike in the rain

2

2

2

2

Reach a Trig point

5

5

5

5

Reach the high point of local mountain

3

3

2

2

Cross a river, stream, or canal on a bridge

2

2

2

2

* Identify these 8trees. Ash, Oak, Sycamore, hazel, Hawthorn and scots pine tree

Plus 2 of your own choice

 

 

1 point per tree

1 point per tree

½ point per tree

½ point per tree

* Draw a Map of where you walked Beavers and Cubs only (Navigation badge)

3

3

N/A

N/A

*produce a route card for your hike

 

Scouts and Explorers (Navigation and Hillwalker badge criteria states must be over 14km)

N/A

N/A

4

4

*Give 6 figure grid reference of high / trig point and bridges. (Navigation badge)

N/A

N/A

2

2

Find a field with a sheep in

1

1

1

1

Find a field with a horse in

1

1

1

1

Find one OS Benchmark using https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/benchmarks/

Then find it on the wall they look like this

4

4

4

4

Find 2 animal tracks

3

3

2

2


 

 


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