To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
  1. With others, plan at least five one-day journeys of 14 km or more in hilly country. At least three of these are to be in areas defined as Terrain One, led by an appropriate permit holder.
  2. Using Ordnance Survey maps, complete all the information required on the route plan (FS 120409) for each journey, including the In Touch system.
  3. Before setting out, list and explain the use of the equipment that should be taken including:
    • spare food, and safety/emergency equipment
    • what should be worn
    • what should be carried
  4. Over a period, complete the planned journeys. Take turns in leading the group for part of the time.
  5. Make a report to an audience about at least one of your journeys. Route cards, sketch maps and photographs should be presented where possible.
  6. Demonstrate how the map and compass was used during the journey.
  7. Demonstrate an awareness of the need to preserve the natural environment. For example, avoiding erosion, conserving wildlife habitat.
  8. Demonstrate awareness of developments in technology, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital mapping, waterproof maps etc.
  9. Show knowledge of the publication Safety on Mountains (British Mountaineering Council).


Reference should be made to the Activity Rules in chapter nine of Policy, Organisation and Rules and the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.