The Sodbury Challenge is an overnight orienteering exercise held in the Sodbury, Wickwar and Rangeworthy area of South Gloucestershire. The event is open to all Scouts, Explorers, Guides, Network and Leaders. The Challenge consists of a 5 and an 8 hour exercise with the winning team in each section being the team gaining the most points in the allotted time. Each exercise is divided into individual competitions depending on section.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday 8th October 2022.

5 HOUR: – A five hour night exercise for teams of 3 – 5. First teams out from 6:00pm. Ages up to 14.  

Road use only.
8 HOUR: – An eight hour night exercise for teams of 3 – 5. First teams out from 10:00pm. Any age.  

Road and Cross Country allowed.
N.B. All age categories compete separately.  

As we have done in the past, we will provide a paper map for you, you can use this or your own if you wish.


O.S. Map 1:25,000 (Orange) Sheet ST 167 (Thornbury, Dursley & Yate) (optional)
Map case (required for your or our maps)
Pencil and paper
WATERPROOF tops and bottoms
Strong footwear

All team members to wear their group neckerchief
Personal First Aid Kit
Torch and spare batteries
1 Mobile Phone per team (with credit)
Reflective Jackets, one per team member
Snacks and drinks for the hike

The event will cost £30 per team and cheques should be made payable to 1ST CHIPPING SODBURY SCOUT GROUP. Please can all entry forms BE RETURNED BY 6:00PM ON SAT 1ST OCTOBER 2022. Late entries will be accepted after this date if places remain but please email us so we can give the team a start time. You will receive an email confirmation of your entry.

Entries to be sent to:               PAUL BANYAGI-MUGENYI, 38 STANSHAW CLOSE, FRENCHAY, BRISTOL, BS16 1JY

All entrants should have a basic knowledge of map reading and be able to plot and understand eight figure grid references (e.g. 8235-1230 (fourth digit will always be a 0 or a 5))

Please fill out the form overleaf and send it as soon as possible with all team members’ information (including medical information) on the form. If you have any questions, contact us on [email protected] or call Paul on07990 690 394.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Banyagi-Mugenyi