Stevenage District Scout Council


Due to Covid-19, Stevenage Scouting is following the advice of The Scout Association.

Currently, the Scout Association has announced that Scouting is operating at the 'Amber' level.

This means that small groups are permitted to take part in activities outdoors whilst meeting several conditions.

Indoor activities are only permitted to take place following specific guidelines and approval.

No overnight residential activitives are permitted to take place.

Online meetings, activities and events are still being organised by some groups and sections within Stevenage.

Our buildings at Poplars and Canyon will be open from 1st August for external hirers following strict Covid-19 Secure guidelines.

Scout and Explorer Night Hike 2019

Scout and Explorer Night Hike 2020/2021

The annual District Night Hike and First Aid Competition will not take place in the usual format this year due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.  However we are planning a route that will be available to Scout Leaders to organise a small group hike following the risk assessments in place to allow small group outoor face to face meetings.  It is likey that we will use an online APP (probably Strava) to record each groups progress and there will be some suitable `challenges' to complete in place of the incident bases we normally have.  Hopefully it will also be possible to share some photos of the hike.  Individual Troops will be walking at different times and the hikes will be completed late afternoon/early evening to facilitate a sensible pickup time as you will not be able to sleep out after the hike.


Due to the current situation the hikes are likely to take place in early 2021 depending on the National COVID Alert level for Scouting.  Your Scout Leaders will be able to let you know the latest.


More information will be published during January 2021.  Your Scout Leaders will be in touch with dates and times if it is possible to organise a hike for your Troop. 


Saturday 23rd November 2019

Datchworth Scout HQ

The annual District Night Hike and First Aid Competition takes place during the late Autumn. Teams of between 4 and 7 Scouts, take up the challenge of navigating their way through approximately 9 miles of Hertfordshire countryside by foot.

Walking is broken up by a series of `incident bases', ranging from dealing with a first aid scenario to lighting a small fire to burn through a string line, half a metre from the ground! to mention just two.

For those who like the competitive element, there are trophies for the fastest walking time, the highest score on the incident bases and an overall Night Hike trophy. A trophy will also be awarded to the team gaining the highest score on the First Aid Base

Download the parents letter

Download the health form to be completed by all participants

Download the team entry form (Scout Leader use only)

Download the final team information

View the results from the 2019 District Scout Night Hike and First Aid Competition

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2019 Results


Overall Winner: Poplar Scouts
Fastest Walking Time: Poplar Scouts
Night Manoeuvres (Bases): Symonds Green Scouts
First Aid Competition: Symonds Green Scouts


Fastest Walking Time: Friday Night ESU
Night Manoeuvres (Bases): Falcons ESU
First Aid Competition: Falcons ESU

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