Hill Walking adventures are a popular when at camp or as a weekend activity.
Kent Scouts hillwalking training, instruction for permits and assessments is supported by the IMC SASU. The IMC have the skills and knowledge to advise Leaders on the best way to get their sections out and enjoying the experience of hillwalking.
There are great walks across the South and North Downs and many miles of woodland walkways. These offer great opportunities to learn the basics in preperation, routeplanning, equipment, map reading and navigational skills before progressing onto more challenging landscapes.
So it is easy to learn the skills without travelling far .
If you are interested please contact a member of the IMC Adventures Team to provide the basic skills and first steps to this great activity.
You could soon be 'standing on top' of one of the many hundreds of hills in Kent or United Kingdom.
The Team are happy to help D of E participants with navigational skills, routeplanning and tips on keeping safe and blister free when walking. Please contact the IMC Adventures Team
Activity Permits are available to those who have experience, have undertaken some form of training and have a log book.
There are various levels of Permits available with activities such as; Hill Walking, Expeditions, Scrambling and Remote Camping.
Permits can also be awarded for Summer or Winter conditions, as well as different mountain ranges such as: Dartmoor, Exmoor, Kinder Plateau, The Cheviots and areas such as North Wales, Mid and South Wales, Lake District and Scotland.
Please contact the IMC Hillwalking Adventures Team who can talk you through the requirements and support any training requirements.
There are many publications available for this activity and many journals for walks. If you wish to review the requirements in Scouting (we recomend you talk to the IMC Adventures Team first) then please use the following link for reference