The Courtyard at Gradbach - venue for the Award Ceremony on the Sunday
The Camp Chapel - venue for the 'Scouts Own' service, preceding the
Itinerary For The Border Hike
Want to know what to expect during
the weekend? It's all here:
Arrive on the Friday afternoon or evening and set up
Book in with Hike Control before 11pm!
When booked in your team will be given kit check, start times etc
Kit check starts at 7am onwards in the yard area
After kit check the Scout teams go to Control in the
to be started at the appropriate time. Explorer teams
complete the orienteering and then go to control. All
teams are given the
route and an ongoing incident to complete
The teams then go to Incident 1 in the marquee where the teams plan their
route and have it checked/marked by a member of the sweep
team before leaving site.
then set off from Gradbach on their hike.
teams are set a route that identifies a number of
Checkpoints, Incidents and Via points.
Checkpoints the team will be timed in and asked to sign
that they have been at the Checkpoint.
A number of
Incidents will be set around the course, which the teams
will complete. These may take the form of tasks that test
team work, scouting/guiding, general knowledge or even a
bit of fun!
The route is circular and ends back at
Gradbach where the teams book into Control, hand in the
ongoing Incident and have a nice cup of soup with a bread
roll. All teams are hoped to be back by dusk.
During the hike the
competitors are followed around the route by the sweep
team on foot and mobile support. All checkpoints, the
sweep team and mobile support are in radio contact with
control to help ensure all teams stay on route and if
teams get lost they are found quickly.
evening is then left free for recuperation, trip to the
chip shop etc. We will normally organise entertainment for
Scouts and Scouters. In recent years this has included
live bands and an on-site movie theatre with widescreen
projection and amplified surround sound.
At approximately 10.00am* there is Scout Own for all
people involved in the hike held in the open-air chapel at Gradbach.
Following the Scouts Own (approximately
10.30am*) the presentation takes place in the yard where
all teams are rewarded for completing and the winning
teams are presented with the trophies.
are then free to leave site at their leisure.
*Exact times may vary and will be
confirmed on the weekend.