Dirty Hands and Muddy Boots

dhmb The Dirty Hands and Muddy Boots Challenege was launched at County Day 2007. Over 70 challenges to try for all ages, 5 – 105

It was launched in February 2007 to encourage us all to get out and enjoy the out of doors.  Although we wanted it to be fun and up-to-date, we could never have anticipated its success. Here are some facts:

  • Alan Titchmarsh has endorsed the book.
  • 3000 books have been sold in a year and we have just received our second edition from the printers, sponsored by the RHS.
  • More than 5000 people have already completed the challenge (all ages, male and female).
  • Every country in the UK has participated and almost every County.
  • There are even units overseas who are doing it.
  • Depots around the country have stocked it including CHQ and Foxlease.
  • The RHS has helped fund a reprint. Their Education department is happy to welcome units to Wisley to try some of the challenges.
  • Kew has also expressed an interest in having Dirty Hands Sleepovers and Wisley is thinking of holding Open Evenings for Brownies.
  • Surrey West and Surrey East both held very successful Brownie events based on the challenge in 2007. Over 600 Brownies went to these events.
  • All profits are being used to fund improvements to our campsite at Herons Wey.