Award Expeditions

Suggestion for Award Expeditions

Note that these are recommendations only and that Scouting requires a member to do their personal best.

 

1. Walking: 

Distance will vary depending on terrain and the person doing the hike for their expedition must hold at  minimum Level 1 Bushwalk qualifications or be approved by the Examiner.  The examiner must hold Guide bushwalk qualifications.  Also there must be at least one Senior First Aider.

Expedition 1

Walk about 30 – 50 km (about 6 hours per day) in unfamiliar, challenging country in 2 – 3 days.  Minimum of 1 night out.   Fire roads to be avoided if possible.

Expedition 2

Distance will vary depending on terrain and the Venturers who are proposing to complete this hike for their Expedition 2 must hold at  minimum Level 1 Bushwalk qualifications or be approved by the Examiner.  The examiner must hold Guide bushwalk qualifications.  Also there must be at least one Senior First Aider.

Walk about 50 – 70 km (about 6 hours per day) in unfamiliar, challenging country in 4 – 5 days.  Minimum of 3 nights out.   Fire roads to be avoided if possible.

 

2. Cycling:

Requirements as for walking but must also include proficiency in caring for and packing a bicycle.

Expedition 1

Ride about 90 – 150 km (about 6 hours per day) in unfamiliar, challenging country in 2 – 3 days.  Minimum of 1 night out.   Route should avoid towns if possible.

Expedition 2

Ride about 150 – 200 km (about 6 hours per day) in unfamiliar, challenging country in 4 – 5 days.  Minimum of 3 nights out.  Route should avoid towns if possible

3. Canoe:

Journey to consist of the equivalent effort required for walking or cycling and at least one person per canoe must possess qualification in the appropriate canoe category.  The examiner must hold Guide canoe qualifications.

Expedition 1

Canoe about 40 – 60 km (about 6 hours per day) on inland or coastal waters in 2 – 3 days.  Minimum of 1 night out.

Expedition 2

Canoe about 60 – 80 km (about 6 hours per day) on inland or coastal waters in 4 – 5 days.  Minimum of 3 nights out.

 

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