Stiff and Stilted

Stiff & Stilted are a bunch of ‘Scouting’ people who are talented in Stilt Walking. We meet up informally and are involved in Scouting in several different areas. Stiff and Stilted is an ASU within Solihull Scout County, but many of us are also involved in scouting in other parts of the country. You never know where we might end up next! we are always looking for new Members so if you are interested, get in touch.

We are very anxious to recruit more Solihull or West Midlands based members to allow us to provide evening activities to scout and explorer groups from May to July.

We also like to ‘perform’ on stilts to support Scouting, we are more than happy to train any enthusiastic member of Scouting, or ex member, who can join our Scout ASU. so please do get in touch

We spend our summers teaching young people to Walk on stilts at either week long International camps, weekends, and occasional local evenings. We are always restricted by how many days ‘holiday’ the team members can commit to stilting, its only Andy who is old enough to be retired!!

Please contact us Andy, or 07836761042 or 01217040657

The Stiff & Stilted Award

We are pleased to award one of our neckers to every Under 18 camper who manages, over the camp, to learn to walk unaided on our 6 Foot high stilts. Please don’t worry we do offer some support. We have over the years presented more than 350 Neckers all made individually by ‘Andy the Stilts’ go on, give it a go!

We try to enjoy all that we do with our stilts, we ‘Perform’ at Gilwell Park and try to do a fortnight Camping at some form of ‘International Camp’ every year. You might spot us about in our distinctive Necker’s.

Our Stilts

We use all sorts of stilts! in fact we are ‘Mad about them’. We train young people on ‘Dura’s [these are the ones that builders use so you can stand still on them] We perform on Single pole stilts, both home made and imported from France!

We also have a pair of Digi Legs and they certainly are different!! although not as adjustable as the others.

We have also recently got a pair of ‘Walkers’ from USA which are better for walking but not really for performing.