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Hill Walker Activity Badge – Explorer



How to earn your badge

Before you attempt this badge you need to hold the Scout section Hill Walker Activity Badge or have completed at least five one-day journeys in the hills, each one at least 14 kilometres’ distance.

  1. Take a major part in planning and successfully managing at least four one-day journeys, two of which must be in terrain two areas. A person with an activity permit must accompany or supervise the journeys.
  2. Play a major part in the planning, preparation and leadership of at least one two-day expedition, involving overnight camping in wild country. You must prepare by demonstrating the correct use of all essential equipment. A person with an activity permit can supervise the expeditions but you will take in part in decisions affecting navigation and party management.

All journeys and the expedition should have a defined purpose, like reaching a summit  or completing a trail – so not just walking some distance.



Every individual  who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely  acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.


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