Peak Assault is Hertfordshire Scouts’ most challenging competition organised for members of the Scout Association aged 14 and over and is now in its 52nd year. The competitors must use their orienteering skills, physical ability and mental strength to navigate their way across unforgiving terrain ‘clipping’ as many checkpoints as they can within the allotted time. The competitors must also carry all the equipment they will need for a night on the hills.
Each year the location is a closely guarded secret, only known to a select few right up until the start of the event. Likely locations are within the National Parks of England and Wales. Some competitors arrive home after a tough weekend not even knowing where they have been
There are three competition classes, Explorer (14 – 18), Network (18 – 25) and Senior (25+) and two courses, Mountain (using all the terrain and area available) and Moorland (generally lower terrain and reduced distance). Visiting teams from other Counties or organisations (e.g. Girl Guiding, Cadets) are welcome in all 3 classes. Training Teams (which have an experienced adult to accompany) can enter the Explorer class.
If you are new to Peak Assault please read the ‘Dear Parent’ and ‘Dear Leader’ documents that can be found on the 2019 Entry Information page here.