GLSW County Scout night exercise

Between: 16th March 2024 - 17th March 2024 Location: Polyapes Blundel Lane, Stoke DAbernon, Cobham KT11 2SL Sections: Scouts, County

The County Night Exercise is an exciting event for all Scouts, in which teams of mixed ages navigate at night along a carefully chosen route, visiting checkpoints at which challenging and fun-based activities are available. Points are awarded for each activity and for completing the route within a certain time, which allows for some navigational error!

Novice teams may enter as non-competitive teams and use the event to gain valuable experience. They will be scheduled to start up to an hour before the competitive teams, starting from 16.30 walking a shorter route mostly during daylight.  They can be accompanied by a Leader/Explorer Scout. Their activities and navigation will be scored but will be counted as non-competitive. (Leaders should use their judgement in assessing a team’s navigation abilities).

The terrain consists of mixed coniferous and deciduous woodland, tracks and footpaths, a short stretch of road with pedestrian paths two minor road crossings and a supervised railway crossing. The event is managed by a very experienced team, with fully manned checkpoints and on-route marshals in radio contact with a central event control. The main route is around 5 miles.

Entry details can be found here: County Night Exercise 2024

Parent/carer information can be found here: County Night Exercise 2024 parent info

Polyapes Blundel Lane, Stoke DAbernon, Cobham KT11 2SL

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.'
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