The 12th Go Hiking.
After what seems like an age on Zoom, the Scouts at the 12th have been out and stretched their legs.
It was time to put those navigation skills learned online to use in the real world. The hike was an opportunity for the Scouts to complete their stage three navigation badge by completing a 10 km walk, and for our older Scouts, the chance to lead and earn their challenge badges.
Our scouts were split into groups of six, with a lead scout in charge of navigation. Early morning meet at Low Dinsdale, a lot of rain and mud and away they went, alone with nothing but a route card, compass, and whistle (possibly a big bag of sweets). The walk took them across fields, through forests and to potentially face the mighty Sock Burn worm.
Teamwork was needed to bring all scouts home safely, with only a few detours on the way. They returned tired but having used those #SkillForLife , one more adventure done.