Area events

We hold a number of annual and other events as an Area. We also provide adult training and a calendar of other events.

Ready Steady Cook (for Cubs)
Each year, Cubs within the district are invited to take part in a cooking challenge “Ready Steady Cook” and the winning team goes forward to the county competition. It’s usually held at 1st Chapel HQ (Click for details)

Border hike (for Scouts & Explorers)

The Border Hike is organised by Gradbach Scout Camp, based on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, nestled in the upper reaches of the Dane Valley on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

It’s a challenging, competitive hike for members of the Scout, Explorer and Guiding sections of the movement from all over the British Isles. Run every September, the ‘incident hike’ format is hugely popular with the Scouts and Guides as it adds a number of dimensions to a walk through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain.

It’s a weekend event with the actual competition taking place on the Saturday. Distances are 8 to 10 miles for the ‘Border Hike’ event and 12 to 14 miles for the ‘John Bradbury Trophy’. There is also a ‘Johanna Knowles Trophy’ for the highest placed local team from the High Peak District.
For more info see here

You can also download a flyer here.

Wallaboree (for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers)
Wallaboree is the name for the biennial district camp. The camp theme varies from camp to camp. It’s held at our district campsite (Gradbach)

Kinder Challenge (for Scouts & Explorers)
The Kinder Challenge is a 19km circular route intended as introduction to walking competitions for Scouts, Guides and Explorer Scouts.
This is a team event for teams of between 2 and 5 competitors with various categories and trophies.
For more info, visit the Kinder website – here

Kinder Extreme (for older Scouts, Explorers & Network)
The Kinder Extreme is a challenging hike of about 30k aimed at older Scouts, Explorer Scouts, older Guides, Senior Section and Network.
It is a challenge of map reading and stamina in this exciting and rugged area of the Peak District.
This is a team event for teams of between 2 and 5 competitors with various categories and trophies.
For more info, visit the Kinder website – here

Activation (for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers)
Activation is a full day event of activities laid on by the County Active Support Units.
The event takes place near Carsington Water and is a one day event (Saturday for Scouts & Explorers, Sunday for Cubs).
Activities include rock climbing, sailing, caving, archery & air rifle, geocaching, mountain biking, crate stacking, survival skills & canoeing to name a few.
For more details, visit the activation website

High Peak District Scouts AGM 2020

AGM and Presentation by Jamboree Participant 6/7/20
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