Over the February half-term holiday, 8th Norwich Scouts were very busy on various trips. They visited the Yorkshire Dales, took part in the Baden-Powell Anniversary Challenge, had an off-road biking day in Thetford forest and took part in an RYA Power Boat Level 2 course. Read on to find out more about their adventures.
A group of 8th Norwich scouts spent the week in the Yorkshire Dales, exploring the area around Malham Cove and Gore-Dale Scar. They walked up Pen-y-Gent and biked off-road and carried out night-hikes, as well as cooking and baking in the evenings.
Baden-Powell Anniversary Challenge:
Eight Explorer Scouts, from the 8th Norwich, took part in the Baden-Powell Anniversary Challenge, which was organised by Norfolk Scouts, and involved nearly 200 Explorers from across Norfolk. The Challenge comprised: a 30Km night hike in North Norfolk between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am. Along the way, in addition to navigating in the dark, they had various challenges to contend with. These included: cooking a stir-fry; gutting and cooking a pigeon; building a raft and a pioneering project, as well as over-coming other problem-solving tasks.
Off-Road Biking day trip:
Seven Scouts ventured into the Thetford Forest for a day of off-road bike riding. They enjoyed a glorious day in the forest testing their skills on the single-track routes around the forest.
RYA Power Boat Level 2 course:
8th Norwich also conducted an RYA Power Boat Level 2 course so that five new leaders to enable them to support our watersports programme this summer.
Thanks to the many leaders who supported these trips for the Scouts. 8th Norwich is one of the oldest, largest and most active scout groups in the UK, with over 300 young people and adult members.