Young Leaders in Winter Challenge

23 December 2011 written by : Ethan - Assistant Scout Leader and Webmaster

Four Young Leaders from Bathampton Scout Group took part in the annual Avon County Winter Challenge, joining other Teams from across Avon. Led by Team Leader Alex, Finn, Ethan and Emily from the WSJ started out at midnight from Shipham in North Somerset, and walked just over 10 miles which included walking around Chew Valley Lake and several extremely boggy footpaths! The Team arrived at Wedmore near Weston Super Mere at about a quarter to eight, in time for bacon sandwiches and successfully managed 4th place.

The event was supported for the third year by Leaders from Bathampton, Simon, James and Dan from the 31st Cubs, provided the safety team checking on all the teams, providing updates to the control and setting up mobile checkpoints.

Despite the cool weather everyone had a great time and they are looking forward to the 2012 Challenge!