Scouting aims to develop young people physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually
through activities that offer adventure and challenge.
Properly organised hillwalking activities are an ideal way to provide that adventure and challenge in a safe and managed fashion.
Walking is an activity that is accessible to all sections, from Squirrel strolls, through Scout hikes to Explorer and Network King Scout expeditions.
The Scout Association defines Hillwalking as
The movement on foot over hills and mountains. It doesn’t require any specialist equipment such as climbing ropes (although there are occasions when they can be useful) and can take place in varying terrains from gentle slopes and valleys through to wild remote areas. Hillwalking doesn’t have to be about climbing peaks. It can be just as much about enjoying the terrain you are walking in and developing navigational skills.
Hill Walking permits are assessed by the Birmingham County Hill/Mountaineering