The Challenge

The Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike is a tough walk in The Chiltern Hills, organised by Greater London North Scout County.


The Challenge is a test of physical ability as well as good orienteering.


Please ensure that each member of the team along with any accompanying adults reads this guide and understands the rules of the event.


There are two levels of this Challenge event: a Senior event where the Scouts will navigate around a longer route of up to 25km, and a Junior event where the Scouts will navigate around a shorter route of up to 15km.


The Senior event is for any member of the Scout Troop.  There are two entry levels in the Senior event, either no adult walking with team, or a maximum of two adults walking with the team.


The Junior event is for Scouts aged under 12 years old on the day. They must be accompanied by one or two adults.  This event is ideally suited for Scouts that have not taken part before.



All adults accompanying a team must be current members of The Scout Association and have a valid DBS certificate on the day of the event and must supply their membership number when teams are registered.  Any adult walking with a team is honour bound not to take the lead.  This role is purely to ensure the safety of the young people.


All Scout walkers will receive an individual certificate which can be used to pass part of the Teamwork Challenge Badge.


Each team must comprise between three and five Scouts.  A team may be accompanied by one or two adults if the Scout Leader decides this would be a safer option for the team.

The event is open to all members of The Scout Association who are in the Scout Troop Section born after 13th April 2004.





How to Enter, for details of how to enter your team(s). Here you will also find the cost and what you get for your money.


The Event, for details of the Start and Finish location, registration, accommodation, meals and presentation.




Kit List, for details of personal and team kit required for the event both compulsory and suggested items. And the maps needed for this years event. Although it may look tame on the map, in October the conditions can be very changeable, this is why we expect all walkers to be prepared.




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Event organised by Greater London North Scout County - Registered Charity No: 272028

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