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 will be able to take girls on walks in open country.

What will I need to do?

  • Attend a Girlguiding-approved level 2 training course.
  • Complete ongoing training and assessment for the four modules of the scheme.
  • Keep a log book of walks you have 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 an assessed walk in open country.

Who can do this qualification?

You will 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/Expedition included walking)
  • Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (if your Exploration/Expedition included walking)
  • Basic Expedition Leader Award
  • Hill and Moorland Leader Award - previously Walking Group Leader Award
  • some local walking training schemes - depending on the terrain involved.

In addition, you must have undertaken six walks in any type of country, of which:

  • one should have been at least 6km long
  • two should have been in open country - as classified by Girlguiding
  • three should have been within the last three years.

You will 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.

How much will it cost?

You will 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 will put you in touch with your County Walking or Outdoor Activities Adviser.
  2. She will be able to tell you about available training sessions. Some will also be available through our Events and Opportunities finder. 
  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