Hill Walker Activity Badge

Before you attempt to undertake the Hill Walker Activity Badge you should either have previously held the Scouts section Hill Walker Activity Badge or have completed at least five, one-day, journeys in hills, each one being at least 14 km in distance.

Once you have completed the prerequisite above, you should complete the following challenges:

  • Take a major part in planning and managing at least four, one-day, journeys, two of which must be in terrain two areas
  • Play a major part in the planning, preparation, and leadership of at least one, two-day, expedition which includes overnight camping in wild country

Journeys and expeditions should have a purpose such as reaching a particular summit or completing a trail.

For the two-day expedition required above, you must prepare by demonstrating the correct use of essential equipment.

Rules and Permits

You must ensure that you follow the rules in Chapter Nine of the Scout Association Policy, Organisation, and Rules (POR) and the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.


Where applicable, badge requirements may be adapted or altered according to the abilities of a young person. Scout Association rules for adjustment can be found in the Policy and Approach article at the Scout Association website.