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Expedition Challenge 2019 - mobile phones

Please encourage scouts who decide to take their phones on their expedition to plan their use carefully.

  • Please discuss with scouts the importance of contacting the event leaders (rather than adults at home) in the case that they become lost or have an issue while out on the expedition. Even if phone signal isn't brilliant, our event leaders will be in regular contact with scouts, meeting at checkpoints. If a group doesn't arrive at a checkpoint on time, the event leader will trace their route to get them back on track.
  • Please encourage your scout to look after their mobile devices; keeping them safe and waterproof in a plastic bag. Scouts will be walking checkpoint to checkpoint without an adult leader and it may not be possible to double back to find a lost device. Maintaining battery charge (rather than using the phone constantly) is an important consideration too.
  • Scouts must take photos responsibly (with the permission of those in the picture), and at appropriate times (such as during activities or when walking). Where possible we'll use photos taken by scouts as part of our celebration night.