25km for age 10-14 , Scout section members only
The Scout event hike is around 26km (around 16 miles) in length, depending on the route taken and the navigation skills of the team.
The route starts at Pangbourne some 6km west of Reading. Kit checking takes place at Pangbourne Working Men's Club. From there, you'll cross the Thames at Whitchurch Bridge and meander along the footpath towards Goring.
With the flat out of the way, it's back across the Thames and up and over Streatley hill before moving on to the Ridgeway via the Fairmile.
New for 2013, you will continue along the Ridgeway (no need to descend in to Blewbury), passing the old Railway bridge at Churn, and you will head south to East Ilsley primary school. New to 2013, you will continue south along with Classic and Explorers before taking a left turn up to Compton HQ which is the new terminus of the hike. Hikers will be collected from this location before returning to the presentations on Sunday morning.
The hike will provide transport from Tilehurst to Pangbourne and in the unlikely event you need to be picked up and returned to base, we'll do that too.
Are you aged at least 10 and are a member of a Scout Troop in Berkshire ?
The Scout Event is exclusively for Scouts who are regular members of a Scout Troop operating in Berkshire.
Teams can be either three or four Scouts in size
You must be of Scout section age to participate (that is, born on or between 13 October 1999 and 12 April 2004).
Scouts who are 13 or 14 and are undertaking their link into Explorer Scouts should consider entry into the ScoutPlus hike.
If you have already moved up to an Explorer Scout Unit then you cannot enter the Scout event.
Note: the core age for this event is 10½ to 13½. Only one 10-year old and one 14-year old may be permitted in any team. Teams can be comprised of either 3 or 4 hikers (all must complete to gain a team placing)
Entry Fees: £12 per person of three hikers.
The overall fastest Scout team receives the winning trophy.
Further trophies may also be offered.
Every hiker who completes the distance will be awarded a hike badge and a certificate acknowledging their time and success.
All finishing hikers are ranked; hikers who finish in the top third will be awarded GOLD standard, the next third will be awarded SILVER standard and the lower third of finishing hikers will be classified for BRONZE standard. Non-finishers will not be classified.