Day Prowl

Date: 12th October 2024 Location: Windsor Great Park Sections: Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Adult Volunteer, District

Day Prowl 2024 – Saturday 12th October –  Windsor Great Park

Day Prowl Registration

Is now open – follow this link to submit your team registration. Please submit one form for each team.

Initial registration will close on the 21st June – get your teams registered to guarantee a place on Day Prowl!

We are not expecting exact details for each team but in order for us to start planning the support for the event we need to know the number of teams that will be attending. 

What is Day Prowl?

Day Prowl is a scored incident hike for Scouts, Explorers and Network Scouts. Guides, Rangers and Inspire are also invited.

Participants will be in teams of between 3 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). Teams will competing in various categories  – for example Unaccompanied Scout/Guide Teams, Accompanied Scout/Guide Teams, Explorer/Ranger Teams and Network/Inspire Teams. Accompanied teams will include one adult within the team number.

From a specified starting point and starting time teams will need to navigate between 8 bases around Windsor Great Park and then to the final pick up point. The total distance will be between 15.5kms and 20.5kms, with the Network/Inspire teams having the furthest distances.

Exact details will be published nearer the date but expect a check-in time no later than 09:00 and plan for the whole event to end between 16:00 – 16:30, when the winners will be announced.

There will be a quick team challenge to complete at each base which scores points – themed on relevant Scouting skills.

With the emphasis on safety, it is NOT a race – there are no points for finishing early. The winning Teams will have scored points in the Base Challenges as well as for navigational accuracy, following instructions properly etc. Full guidance will be published in due course.

In a re-modelling of previous Day Prowl events, this time we will be making full use of available modern technologies including GPS Tracking, mobile comms channels and CB radios both for security and for scoring.

Participants are expected to bring their own lunch and provide their own personal gear. A team and individual kit list will be published. If any Team or individual does not meet the minimum safety standards they will not be permitted to start – reading the instructions is important!

Cost – £15 per team 

Payment can be made by transfer to:

  • Bank: CAF Bank
  • Sort Code: 40-52-40
  • Account Name: Richmond upon Thames District Scout Council
  • Account number: 00025368
  • Reference: DP + Name of Group/Unit

Or, in extremis,  by cheque made out to Richmond upon Thames District Scout Council and sent to Patrick Ducker, 9 Victoria Road, Twickenham, TW1 3HW.

We will be asking for adult volunteers to manage the Bases throughout the event. Duties at a Base will include supervising the arrival and departure of teams, scoring teams completing the Base Challenge, keeping in contact with Control Base using the radio, providing water … and generally having as much fun as the youngsters!

There will be an in-person and on-line Leaders meeting approximately 4 weeks before the event and an in-person meeting for Base leaders approximately 1 week before the event. Dates and times to be confirmed.

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Windsor Great Park

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls