12 Scouts from 2nd Worle recently completed their Expedition Challenge badge. They spent 8 weeks planning the expedition. That included sorting out the route, the kit (personal and group), menu and food. The menu had to be within budget, taking into account individual likes/dislikes and allergies.
Whilst planning the route they had to think about how they would deal with any emergencies so the Scouts also researched where the nearest Drs and Hospitals where located along the route.
Once the planning was over and the kit was checked it was time for the actual hike. The group started off from Sainsburys Car Park at 7.30am on a cold, wet Saturday morning. They set off on time and headed towards Glenny Wood Campsite near Portishead.
The weather was atrocious, heavy rain and strong winds made the going tough but this didn’t stop the Scouts at all, they soldiered on and in true Scouting style helped and encouraged each other to get to the campsite which they reached at 5.30pm.
After a hot meal, a change of clothes and a good night’s sleep the Scouts set off the next morning to complete their Expedition, this meant a hike to Yatton where they caught the train back home to Worle.
The group are now completing a report on the expedition. This will be about their experience of planning and completing the challenge and will include vital information for the next lot of Scouts for instance –
- The dos and don'ts
- What could have been done better( did they pack enough, the menu, clothing etc.)
- What they would have changed (apart from the Weather!)
Note from the ADC – well done to all the Scouts that completed the Challenge. I was impressed with the amount of walking you all did especially in the rotten weather. How about signing up for Ten Tors next year?