Assistant Leaders take on the New Forest
Natalie and Vikki the new Explorer Scout Assistant Leaders where part of the one thousand boots worn by Essex Scouts have been making tracks across the New Forest in Hampshire this weekend, for the annual Essex County Marathon, a hiking competition with a difference.
Members of Essex Scouts aged from 14 to 62, from all corners of the County, hiked from base to base, covering an area of 30 square miles. At each base they had to complete a new and often bizarre challenge to gain points for their team, ranging from general knowledge quizzes to silly games and group tasks. The weekend's challenge is not just the bases, but also planning their own routes, meals, and walking with full camping kit. The teams are graded into different categories depending on their own experience level, allowing members at all ages to experience a challenging weekend full of fun and adventure. http://www.1stCoggeshall.org.uk/images/photos/Marathon-2010-18.jpg