This course has been designed for beginners at mountain navigation and is open to all leaders interested in taking kids into the mountains but is steered towards Scout and Explorer leaders.The weekend will deliver the skills that are needed to apply for a Hill Walking permit.
We will be in the Mourne Mountains on the Saturday and Belfast Hills on the Sunday. There will be sufficient qualified leaders there to instruct on a 1 to 3 ratio.
Equipment needed – Tent, sleeping bag, Karrimat, day sack, waterproofs, hiking boots, hat, gloves, flask, drinks bottle, torch, map of the Mourne Mountains and map of the Belfast hills.
Pre course theory – after registering for the course you will be emailed a power point presentation which contains basic map and compass skills. You will be expected to have reviewed this and be familiar with the content prior to the course.
More information can be found at http://www.scoutsni.org/members/activities-scouts-ni/