County Backpack

County Backpack

Backpack is a two day incident hike around the Essex countryside for the Scout section.

Working in patrols, Scouts will be challenged to visit as many bases as possible each day before returning back to Belchamps. Each base will have an activity or challenge to complete before moving on to the next base.
Teams will need to attend a compulsory base at the start of the day, for kit checks, and will then work out their own route. All bases will be manned by volunteer leaders.

Each team must consist of 4-6 Scouts (all of scout age) and must be able to walk with a lightweight rucksack. Teams will not need to carry tents or cooking stoves, but will need to carry their lunch and personal equipment for a day hike.


The event we will have three classes:

  • Novice
  • Experienced
  • Assisted Team

There are further details on the downloads below.

If you’ve got any questions then send a message to the team

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls