Scouts: PEAK 2013

A note from National Events:

Easter is fast approaching and with it brings the return of 12 tutors and 36 Scouts to the wilds of Kerry for a weeks intensive training in hillwalking and navigation. This year is PEAK’s 29th year of running the extremely successful National Event. The aim of the week is to build a strong foundation of navigation and mapwork skills, working up to a 2 day overnight expedition across some of the most challenging and beautiful terrain that Ireland has to offer.

PEAK (Patrol Expedition Adventure Camp) is open to Scouts from all across the country between the ages of 14 and 17, to come to Kerry for a week and make new friends, learn tonnes of new skills, hone skills they already have and take part in a range of adventure activities such as kayaking, climbing and abseiling.
The Scouts are split into 6 patrols of 6, with each patrol assigned two experienced tutors for the week to train them in everything from grid references and contour recognition to night nav and pacing. The aim is to train scouts to the level of stage 6 adventure skill hillwalking award.
The  event concludes with an overnight expedition where the patrols must navigate between checkpoints by themselves, much like on a Sionnach or MPC. They face challenges such as the devil’s punchbowl ascent, finding high camp in the old forest, canoeing across the remote Mucross lakes, ascending to Eagles nest and finishing with an abseil down into the Black Valley.
There are still places for PEAK this year and we encourage you to consider sending somebody eligible from your group.
When we ask the groups that constantly send applicants back to PEAK each year they respond telling us that its an amazing experience for the Scout, but also its an investment in the Scout, the group and the scout county. Many groups sponsor scouts and in these times in particular that may be necessary.
The Dates for PEAK this year are from good friday (29th March) – until the following friday (5th April). The cost is €250 – this includes everything for the week, food, accommodation, transport while on the event, tutoring and activities.
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