Backwoods Challenge 2023


The Overstone Scout Activity Centre, Billing Lane, Northampton, NN6 0AF.
11:00 Saturday 18 November until 11:00 Sunday 19 November.
The two principal aims for each team are:
• to present three edible meals, cooked backwoods style, over the course of the Challenge, and
• to create a shelter that is fit to sleep in on Saturday night,
In a challenging yet benign environment, our young people can develop their #skillsforlife:
• characters skills, like resilience, initiative, independence, and tenacity,
• employability skills, like leadership, teamwork and problem solving, and
• practical skills, like cooking and first aid.
#BC23 is open to teams of Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Rangers.
How much?
The cost per participating team member is £30.00, those young people and adults in a supporting role are
not required to pay.
A deposit of £30 per team is payable by 20 October, on that date we will cancel if the numbers are too low.
Final payments
Your balancing payment will be due on Saturday 4 November.
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Backwoods Challenge Expression of Interest
Backwoods Challenge Leader Information
Backwoods Challenge Timeline
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need to know anything more about #BC23.
Jonathan Hazell
County Programme Team
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