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Ambassador Challenge 2015 – Nothing’s Impossible

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Following on from the success of the 2013 Ambassador Challenge, is this year’s 2015 challenge. James Ketchell and Ash Wilson are going to row across the Indian Ocean, to raise money and awareness for The Scout Association, Young Epilepsy, and Elifar.

Any member of The Scout Association may take part in this challenge, badges will be available from at a cost of £1 plus postage, with funds raised being split between Elifar and Young Epilepsy. Badges may be worn (Hampshire have their County Commissioner’s permission) above the membership badge on the left hand side of the uniform.

In order to earn the badge, each person must complete 4 of the challenges (which you can differentiate to the group you are working with) and also the compulsory challenge.


  • Sport Challenge: Try a new sport, this is something you have never done before and would like to get involved in. It could be for one evening or over duration of time
  • Long distance Challenge: Complete a long distance activity, this could be a row, a cycle, a walk or anything that can be done over a “long distance”
  • Epilepsy Awareness Challenge: Create a poster or do a presentation about Epilepsy to improve awareness to other of how it can affect people’s lives and how you can support people with Epilepsy
  • Camp Challenge: Spend a night away from home, and imagine you are Ash and Ketch having to do this for 3 months
  • Water Challenge: Complete a water activity, such as: kayaking, rowing, sailing
  • Food Challenge: Try eating a dehydrated ration pack, or try cooking something over a small one ring stove. James and Ash will be very limited in what food is available for them, so this will help you understand what their diet will be like
  • County Challenge: Take part in a county activity, this could be anything involving other scouts from across Hampshire, the Ferny Crofts Open Day, or a large camp or activity
  • International Challenge: make contact with scouts from another country, either by email/letter or face to face by attending an international activity or trip
  • Scrabble Challenge: One of the row’s sponsors is Scrabble, try playing “extreme scrabble” up a mountain or on the water, hold a scrabble tournament, or tweet a row related word to @captainketch

Compulsory Challenge

Compulsory Challenge: Support Ash and Ketch, this could be writing on James and Ash’s Facebook page, tweeting James and Ash or donating to one of James and Ash’s chosen charities.


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