The event costs £35 per entrant, to cover camp fees, activity costs, fuel for support vehicles, food (Saturday supper and Sunday snack) and a certificate.

Here’s how you apply:

  1. Read the rules—make sure your team is allowed to enter.
  2. Fill in the Entry Form.
  3. Return your menu and health forms.
  4. Sit back and we will let you know more details near the event.


We’ve got to keep it fair, so here are some of our rules:

  1. Teams must consist of 4-7 Explorer Scouts or Rangers. Teams must be from a Scout or Guide County in the North East region.
  2. The closing date for entries will be 1st March 2024 OR when all available slots have been taken, which ever is sooner.
  3. There are two trophies available - The Geoffrey Gordon Cup for Durham Scout County teams and The Geoffrey Gordon Invitation Cup for other teams.
  4. All teams must be adequately equipped for a day in the hills.
  5. The competition will be run under the rules of the Scout Association.
  6. The decision of the organisers will be final.