Scouts from 1st Burrington & Wrington camped under the stars and undertook a challenge to walk along the West Mendip Way. Two Scouts from the Troop share their experience:
“My most enjoyable memory from the West Mendip Way camp was being allowed to sleep around the campfire in bivvy bags. It was great fun sitting around the campfire in our sleeping bags, watching the sun go down behind the horizon, talking and cracking jokes with some really good friends. I remember that after the sun went down I rolled over and saw the twinkling stars above me. I lay there for a while watching them, thinking they were sending me good luck for the following day.
The challenge, although it was difficult and at times I wanted to stop, we kept going. On the way we stopped at the Queen Victoria pub in Priddy. We slumped down on the benches outside and a very kind hearted lady, who could read our pain and tiredness, gave us some ice cold refreshing squash – that felt amazing!
It was a massive feeling of success as we walked onto the cathedral green in Wells knowing we had completed the challenge!
It wouldn’t have gone ahead if it wasn’t for our scout leaders planning it months in advance, thank you for making this event possible.”
“The Peter Endicott challenge was a fun and a great experience. We were the first group to arrive at camp so we got some tents up and a fire going for when the other groups arrive. Me and Sam helped the leaders cook the dinner over the fire and got everyone some grub. That evening I stayed out and camped in a survival bag next to the fire. I looked at the sky and could see the stars. I woke up the next morning with a good night's sleep , packed my bag and set of walking. We walked to Priddy and had a lunch break at the pub. The people there were very kind and gave us a drink. We continued and got to Wookey hole where we stopped for ice creams. We started on the final leg along the west Mendip way. Finally we arrived and when we saw the big impressive cathedral we just set out our roll mats and lay in the sun. It was a very fun camp!”