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Rain Soaked Scouts Complete Challenge Award

10 April 2018

Scouts from Bathampton have just returned from completing very wet expedition in the New Forest as part of their Expedition Award.

The Scouts, who are all aged between 10 and 14, completed their Expedition Challenge and Navigator Activity badges as part of the camp which saw them walk between 15 and 30 miles in
Patrols determined by their age. The older group also spend two nights away from the main site at satellite campsites within the national park.
Prior to setting out on their challenge, the Scouts enjoyed a quiz around the local village of Burly and spent a day refreshing some of the skills essential to their hikes including; first aid, navigation and tent pitching. The night before leaving all the Scouts prepared for their trip away by watching Paddington!!

During the hikes the Scouts were split into two Patrols, the youngest of which completed a day hike whilst the oldest walked for three days and two nights, carrying full kit and cooking meals on
Trangias, eventually reaching a level which would exceed Bronze DofE (despite the Scouts all being too young to receive the award!).
On their return, the younger Scouts spent a day to practising their Scout skills and in the evening attempted parts of the Chef Badge cooking a 3 course meal both for themselves and the Leader
team. Once all the Scouts had returned from their expeditions, the troop spent time enjoying the Low Ropes Course and caving on Bournemouth Pier on their way home.

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