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The Great Region Ramble Badge

Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who has been taking part in The Great Region Ramble.  You have now covered 12,560 miles - which is 11 laps of the Region - an amazing effort!

Olivia Cox, the Region's Deputy Chief Commissioner, has covered 165 miles, as have 1st Carisbrooke Guides.  Brilliant!  

Stuck at home and unable to get out for a walk?  Put on your favourite music and try walking on the spot in the garden or in the kitchen.  There are some great walking exercise classes available online and you can clock up several miles without leaving the house!

The circumference of all our 16 Counties and Islands measures 1,134 miles and we want to see how many times we can cover this distance together on one great big ramble as a Region.  Complete a walk alone, with your family and friends, or as a unit, and record the miles/km using a smartphone app or pedometer.  The distance covered by each individual can be included, so make a note of the total and e-mail this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the online Google form. Alternatively, if you are planning a number of walks and would like to keep a personal record of the distance you cover, use our Word form or Excel spreadsheet and then e-mail this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - but make sure you send in all your miles/km by the closing date which is 31st October 2021

We will add your miles/km to our 'Ramble Calculator' and keep you updated via the Region Website and Facebook page with the current distance covered, and how the various Counties and Islands are performing.  We will also bring you news of any special achievements, so do keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter - #GreatRegionRamble.

We have produced a Challenge Sheet with new outdoor activities to be completed during your ramble, whether you are out in the countryside, at the beach, or in a city or town.  Complete five of these to qualify for our fabulous new badge - there is something for every age and many of the activities will also count towards your UMA's and Skill Builders.  As always, the activities can be adapted to suit any special circumstances.

Click here to download the Challenge Sheet.

The fabulous new badge to accompany the Challenge is available now from our online shop for £1.00 plus postage and packing - click here to place your order. 



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