Due to the potential risks involved with Hill Walking and Mountaineering with young people, the Scout Association has a number of factsheets covering everything you need to consider when planning trips – please see the link below. These should be consulted prior to organising any trip.
If you are unsure about anything and would like assistance please use the Contact Us page to send a message to the Team:
We would recommend that you read Hill Walking by Steve Long – it is the official handbook of the Mountain Leader and Walking Group Leader qualifications and is an essential read. The latest edition was released in August 2014 and it can be purchased here
The National Governing Body for Hillwalking in England and Wales is the BMC and their website is:
Mountain Training is the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering.
The Hill and Moorland Leader award pages are at:
The Mountain Leader award pages are at:
We have a recommended kit list if you are taking part on our training weekends. Please click to download.