Deben District Scouts

Suffolk Walking Festival

Sat 9th May to Sun 31st May 2020

Scouts are invited to create an event for this festival! These need to be in by end Oct

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“The Suffolk Walking Festival is one the largest and longest running walking festivals in the country. In 2019 it offered over 120 walks in 3 weeks across Suffolk, with record numbers of participants, national media coverage, radio slots and live TV interviews. It left an incredible 29 million footprints across the county and created economic activity of over £200,000.
The festival is truly pan-Suffolk with walks and events in every part of the county. An ambition of the festival is to engage with people of all ages and all backgrounds. Because of this, the festival is asking the Scouts to become involved in the 2020 walking festival.

The festival is offering the opportunity for scouts to develop Skills for Life by developing and leading walks and events. This could include setting out a geocaching trail for a self-guided walk, developing a walk which is guided by scouts, or being sponsored to walk the annual Challenge Walk, a long-distance, multi-day walk across the county. These are just some ideas that could be considered, but the opportunity is open to any thoughts you may have.

David Falk, the festival director, is happy and keen to meet you to discuss ideas and help guide you through the process of creating and delivering a Suffolk Walking Festival event. But, the timetable is tight. The festival confirms its programme by mid-November, meaning walks have to be submitted and agreed by the end of October.”