Pete Swinney 2017


The Pete Swinney Competition will take place at Moor House Adventure Centre on the 6th May 2017.

Following a record 2016, we are pleased to announce that it is returning in 2017, meaning even more Cubs can join in the fun! The Pete Swinney Competition is a big orienteering challenge, featuring a large number of activities around the grounds of Moor House.

Who can enter?

Anyone, not just winners of District Competitions. Teams can consist of between 4 and 6 Cubs. Groups can enter as many teams as they want.

What will happen?

Cubs will be given a map of Moor House showing all the different challenges. Each challenge will have a number of points available for successful completion and each team can choose what challenges they want to try, first using the map to find them. The team with the most points at the end of 2 hours wins!

Which activities?

We are asking each group who enter a team to provide one of the challenge bases. This might be a mental, physical, skill or team work challenge, appropriate for Cub ages. The more exciting the activity, the more fun the Pete Swinney will be! We’ll review your activity idea beforehand, to ensure that each challenge is different – please submit your idea on the entry form. We’ll also be using a number of the Moor House activities as additional challenges, including Bouldering and Archery.


CPeteSwinney_Spiderubs can start arriving from 12:30pm, with registration opening at 12:45pm. There will be time in the morning for groups to setup their challenges and also a leaders briefing.

  • 12:45 – Registration Opens
  • 13:30 – Briefing and route planning
  • 13:45-16:00 – Competition
  • 16:30 – Presentation
  • 17:00 – Finish


The Pete Swinney Competition costs £4 per Cub, which includes a badge, certificate and all the activities. The deadline for entries is the 15th April 2017.


If you have any questions about the competition, then please email us at