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A Scouts Journey is a trek into the unknown that should challenge the Scout and their Patrol. It is a test of their planning, hiking abilities, and skills learnt.

Journeys are required for each of the Campcraft Target Badges and have differing skill requirements.


 

Pioneer Journey

Requirements

With at least four other members in your Patrol, plan and go on a hike for at least one day on tracked terrain in a familiar area. The purpose of the hike should be to provide an environment to put into practice relevant skills learnt. The hike must be monitored1 by an Adult Leader to ensure the safety of the Scouts. All government and Branch rules and regulations must be complied with.


 

Explorer Journey

Requirements

With at least four other members in your Patrol complete the following:

  • Plan and go on a hike for at least 24 Hours and 15 kilometers.
  • The hike should be in unfamiliar area.
  • Pack and carry all appropriate gear and equipment, including food, water, tents etc.
  • A report is to be presented to the Troop Council on completion.

The hike must be monitored1 by an Adult Leader to ensure the safety of the Scouts. All government and Branch rules and regulations must be complied with.


 

Adventurer Journey

Requirements

“Plan and undertake a hike of at least 30 km with at least four other Scouts into unfamiliar terrain requiring two nights out-of–doors. Use lightweight equipment and foods as far as practicable. The hike must be monitored1 by an Adult Leader so as to ensure the safety of all the Scouts. All government and Branch rules and regulations must be complied with. Canoes or bicycles may be used but the distance covered should increase accordingly. If canoes or bicycles are used the team should be self sufficient, as with hikes, and carry all items required for the journey. Report your experience through the use of an illustrated log.” 

If a journey by canoe or bike is planned, the distance covered should be estimated on the basis that at least 12 hours travelling time extended over three days is required to complete the journey. 

The Journey must be completed and the Journey Log submitted to the Regional Commissioner for Scouts by your 15th birthday to be eligable for the Award. 

 

Note 1

For the purposes of explanation and clarity “monitoring by an Adult Leader” will be defined as: 

“Not participating in the journey, but either making arrangements for progress to be reported at various stages by a third party (eg. farmer or NPWS staff), tracking the party from a distance, (not in contact) or meeting the party at various prearranged locations and times.”