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Operation Bald Eagle 2022

Between: 7th October 2022 - 9th October 2022 Location: Rhydd Covert Campsite Sections: Scouts

We are pleased to announce that after an enforced break of 2 years, Operation Bald Eagle (OBE) will return this autumn, subject to last-minute changes in pandemic restrictions of course!

What is OBE?

OBE is an event open to all Scouts from troops based in Hereford & Worcester and Gloucestershire.

Teams consist of between 4 & 6 young people. More than one patrol per troop can enter.

OBE has 3 parts:

  • The Friday Night Challenge (full of surprises!)
  • The Day Challenge (multiple activity bases)
  • The Night Hike (around 8 miles interspersed with challenge & food bases)

Taking part in each activity is important, but the key to being successful rests with those who show good teamwork!

Teams get points in each part of the competition. The team gaining the most marks will win the overall OBE Eagle, but there are many other awards to earn in the event.

The 2022 Event

The format of this year’s event will be very similar to previous years, but here is the key information:

  • open to all Scout Troops in Hereford & Worcester and Gloucestershire
  • teams of between 4 and 6 scouts
  • cost: £30 per scout
  • takes place at Rhydd Covert campsite, Kidderminster
  • event dates: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2022
  • site opens 1200 on Friday for set up and the event should finish by 1300 on Sunday

How to apply

  • application paperwork will go live here in early May 2022
  • entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis
  • you can apply from 1st June 2022
  • you must send full payment (£30 per scout) with your application
  • if you apply before 1st June, or you don’t send your payment, your application will be returned
  • the organisers wish to remind everyone who intends to take part in this event that it is popular and the expectations are that places will get booked up very quickly

Further information

If you would like any more information about the event, please email

We look forward to seeing you in October!

The OBE Event Team


Operation Bald Eagle

Rhydd Covert Campsite

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls