Walking scheme level 2

Provide girls with great walking opportunities and discover new places once you've completed level 2 of the walking scheme

Complete level 2 of the walking scheme and discover exciting new places with your girls.

If you're looking to take your girls on more challenging adventures, then this scheme will help you navigate your walk and cope with whatever the weather decides to do.

What will I learn?

Once you've completed the Girlguiding walking scheme level 2, you'll be able to take girls on walks in open country.

What will I need to do?

  • Attend a Girlguiding-approved level 2 training course.
  • Keep a log book of walks you've completed in the UK - for level 2 this must include 20 days of walks in the UK, 10 of which must be in open country (as classified by Girlguiding). These can include walks undertaken before starting the scheme. Check the Girlguiding walking scheme for criteria these walks need to fulfil.
  • Attend a Girlguiding-approved level 2 assessment course.
  • Plan and complete a supported walk in open country.

Who can do this qualification?

You'll need to have relevant walking experience or have completed one of the following:

  • Girlguiding walking scheme level 1.
  • Queen’s Guide award (if your exploration or expedition included walking).
  • Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (if your exploration or expedition included walking).
  • Bronze or Silver NNAS award.
  • Lowland Leader Award.
  • Hill and moorland leader training.
  • Some local walking training schemes - depending on the terrain involved.

In addition, you must have undertaken 6 walks in any type of country, it's recommended that:

  • 1 should've been at least 6km long.
  • 2 should've been in open country - as classified by Girlguiding.
  • 3 should've been within the last 3 years.

You'll also need a valid first aid qualification which you can complete before or at the same time as completing walking scheme level 2. It must involve a minimum of 16 hours of first aid training and an element of assessment. You must also complete the 1st response e-learning.

How much will it cost?

You'll need to pay the cost of the training and assessment courses. Speak to your county walking or outdoor activities adviser for further information as there may be grants or funds you can access.

How do I get started?

  1. Contact your local commissioner, who'll put you in touch with your county walking or outdoor activities adviser.
  2. She'll be able to tell you about available training sessions. 
  3. Download a copy of the walking scheme.
  4. Your adviser will then help you to find a suitable mentor, who can support you through the scheme.

Download the walking scheme

The walking scheme is free to download so you can get started right now.

Download the scheme