Great Patrol Hunt
The History of the Great Patrol Hunt…
It began in 1968, Hertfordshire Scout Patrols competed annually in various ways, in what became known as Great Patrol Hunt. In 1972, Guide Patrols were admitted to the competitions and many of them entered the first round, the rest is history! Today, Great Patrol Hunt is more popular than ever because the challenges offer patrols the opportunity to do activities that are fun, out of the ordinary and inspiring.
- Round 1, 2021/22 | Saturday 16 October 2021 | Borehamwood
- Round 2, 2022 | Saturday 26 March 2022
- Round 3, 2022 | Friday-Sunday 24-26 June 2022
Entry for round 1 is now open - closes Friday 1st October 2021 - download the entry form to get started.
Be sure to read the competition rules below before entering.
About the Competition
The competition spans over a year and comprises of 3 rounds. Each round has different and diverse challenges that encourage patrols to work together as a team. Marks are awarded for team work, presentation, effort, etiquette, good deeds and achievement throughout the challenges and the event.
There are two inexpensive activity days finishing with a camp that Guides attend without Unit Leaders, giving an opportunity to make new friends with other Guides from across Hertfordshire whilst developing new skills.
To take part please download and complete an Entry Form (per Patrol), an Information & Consent Form (per Guide). Each Guide will also need to complete a Health Information form (for camp only) and bring it to the event.
Participants are aged between 10-15 years and an active member of a Guide Unit. Teams need not be regular weekly Patrols, but they must choose a unique name for themselves in order to enter. Patrols must consist of 4-6 Guides and should not include more than 10 different patrol members throughout the three rounds. To participate in Round 3, a patrol and at least 2 members must have competed in one of the previous rounds. If you are unable to make a full Patrol in Rounds 1 & 2, then join the ‘GPH Mavericks’, a patrol made of Guides from different units.