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Maidstone West District Scouts

Winter Survival 2020

14th - 16th February 2020

Winter Survival 2020

 

What is Winter Survival?

Explorer Scouts walk a route of about 40 miles. They begin on a Friday evening from a location only made known to them via a phone call earlier the same evening. At the start, and at each of the regular checkpoints, they are given their next destination grid reference, never knowing their final destination or how far away it is. 

Late on Friday night they regroup at another secret location and sleep rough in survival bags before being awoken in the early hours to continue the walk. The successful teams can expect to continue walking throughout Saturday and late into the evening before they complete the distance.

This is an exercise in endurance, teamwork, morale and above all navigation, using a traditional map and compass. A story strings the weekend together to give the teams a further element to contend with. This is a notoriously difficult weekend, which has teams returning year after year to try and 'conquer' the event.

Upcoming events

IMC Winter Hill Walking
14th - 16th February 2020

Winter Survival 2020
14th - 16th February 2020

County Young Leader Training
29th February - 1st March 2020

Wild Winter Weekend
6th - 8th March 2020

iScout Trip Around The World
7th March 2020 18:00 - 22:00

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