11th February 2017
Each team must comprise of between 3 - 5 participants, all of whom must be members of The Scout Association or GirlGuiding UK.
There are THREE routes, 50 miles and 50km open to all and a 30km route for Explorer Scouts only. The event is a test of good orienteering skills as well as physical ability and teamwork.
The route will not be disclosed until the day of the event. All teams therefore start with exactly the same chance of winning a trophy.
15th October 2016
The Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike is open to all members of The Scout Association who are in the Scout Troop Section born after 15th April 2002.
The Challenge is a test of physical ability as well as good orienteering.
The team composition is very flexible. Teams can comprise three, four or five Scouts with or without an accompanying Leader.
Southern 50 Challenge - Results & Reports
Congratulations to all our competitors and a massive thank you to the team of helpers which without the event would never happen.
Did you leave anything behind see lost property.
Other reports, photos and video from the event will appear soon, check out our Facebook page for photos and comments on this years event from all of you. Relive the whole event as it happened on Twitter, with photos and tweets.
Southern 50 Challenge - Not Long Now
After months of preparation by the organisers and endless training walks by the teams its almost time for the big event.
I hope you are all prepared for the weekend be you a walker or a marshal. Its no secret that the current forecast shows that there will be light snow through Friday evening into Saturday morning. The current thick cloud cover in the Chilterns should keep the temperature just above freezing..
Southern 50 Challenge - Team Start Times
The Team Start Times are now available and have been sent out to all teams. The number of teams we can accept on the Southern 50 Challenge is largely limited by the accommodation available at the school. We set the limit at one hundred teams, with an average of four and a half walkers per team. (This has been the average over the past few years.) Teams this year are generally smaller, so we have been able to accept more teams whilst not exceeding the maximum number of walkers. The total number of teams entered this year is one hundred and twelve and they were all complete and had paid by the closing date.
The routes in the Chilterns are still quite muddy as you would expect given the rain we have had. A piece of kit that you should consider is gaiters which are great for keeping the mud and water out of your boots.