Cub and Brownie Challenge Hike

This event is new for 2019, one of our first events exclusively for Cubs and Brownies and is available to book online now! 

This event has been planned and driven by one of our apprentices to further develop their skills. They have been involved in all aspects of work involved with putting this event together from designing the posters and adverts to ordering the food, and planning the hike and challenges in it. 

Event Plan

Arrival is from 6-7pm, head to the main reception where you will be greeted by a member of staff. Once everyone has arrived and has had the chance to settle, a simple supper will be served at 7:30pm. At 8:30pm there will be the chance for the children to play some team building games to get to know each other better as well as all of the leaders being briefed about what is going on during the night so they are all clear about what is happening. At 9:00pm the hike will take place. It will be a short hike along the public footpath running alongside the centre with some clues to find along the way. The hike will end once everyone is back and has completed it. Once all the groups are back we will have a campfire along with some songs before everyone heads off to bed.


Time: 6:00-7:00pm


Time: 7:30pm


Time: 8:30

Team building games and leader brief

Time: 9:00


Camp fire to follow

Young people will be in bed no later than midnight

On Saturday, it is a bright and early start as breakfast is at 8:00am which will consist of cereal and bacon rolls. After breakfast, feel free to start packing up and, whenever your group is ready, you may depart. (All groups need to have departed by 10:00am please)


Kit List

Rucksack or kit bag (try and keep it as compact as possible – anything that doesn’t fit inside should be securely attached) containing:

  • Sleeping bag and small pillow
  • Long, warm pyjamas
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm jacket or fleece
  • Hat and gloves
  • Full change of clothes including change of underwear and socks (plus spare pairs)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Personal wash kit (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, flannel etc)
  • Torch and batteries
  • Cuddly friend
  • Plastic bags for dirty/wet items
  • Money for the shop (we would recommend no more than £5)


Additional Notes:

Children and adults will be sleeping either within Iceni house or the tented village. We will not mix boys and girls in rooms, but dependent upon numbers may join units together in rooms. As an adult please come prepared to share rooms.

Please ensure all relevant forms and Scouting/Guiding processes are followed by you for this event.

Please note that during the hike element of the event and overnight responsibility for your group will be yours. This includes first aid. We would recommend that each adult bring a small travel first aid kit for use as required during the hike. We would also recommend that all leaders bring with them a mobile phone so that they have a way of contacting the centre in the event of an emergency.

A member of staff will not be present onsite overnight but will be contactable in the event of an emergency.

Any further questions don’t hesitate to ask us at