Friday 9th December
Meet at 7 pm at the Lych Gate to All Saints Church, Baschurch
To finish back at The Hut by 10 pm
Last Friday we got some top tips for what kit to consider when heading outdoors for adventure, this week we are heading out , note the early start 7pm, and trekking from All Saints Church in Patrols back to The Hut. You will need to work together to reach all the checkpoints in correct order, stay warm and stay safe. As we will be walking on some of the local lanes and will encounter traffic, please include a light item of clothing or some reflective item - small prize for the most dazzingly illuminated Scout!!!!
Walking boots, waterproof coat, warm hat, base layer, fleece, trousers [Not Jeans!!], waterproof over-trousers, gaiters [if you have them as it is very muddy in parts]. Small pack with snacks & water bottle, spare fleece and torch [head-torch if you have one], whistle and personal first aid kit.
We do need additional adults for this activity to help with manning checkpoints, helping with the welcome back brew at The Hut and as Sweeper Team to walk through the route and ensure our amazing young folk are all accounted for!! If you can help please contact Pete L, thanks.
Peter Moss from Cotswold has very kindly donated a Classic Montane beanie hat. To win this superb addition to your outdoors kit you will need to answer the following three questions, write down your answers and then seal them in an envelope and give to a Leader. We will draw out the winner at the end of the Hike.
Question 1 - Who was the first person to reach the North Pole on foot?
Question 2 - Who reached the South Pole first and what gave him and his team the edge?
Question 3 - Which climber was the first to reach the top of the world's 14 mountains over 8,000 metres and climbed Everest without oxygen?
Having an expert in really helps, Peter gave us some great tips on keeping warm and packing sensibly for the outdoors, I was trying out his roll-your-coat-into-the-hood thing today, nice! Peter also mentioned that as a Scout you are entitled to a 15% Discount at Cotswolds Outdoors, just take in your Necker. I have thanked him and we will see him again in the New year for a Navigation masterclass.