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ADVENTURE: Chalfonts Scouts complete epic expedition in homemade rafts

 Published on: 14th August 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Chalfont St Giles Scout group recently enjoyed an expedition which challenged them to put their skills to the test.

A total of 25 young people from the village’s 1st Scout Group were joined by nine more from the 1st Granborough Scouts, as well as adult volunteers, on July 22. Together, they travelled three miles along the River Thames from Marlow using rafts they had built themselves.

Eventually, they reached their destination, a picturesque field on the river’s banks, where they pitched up tents and gutted and cooked trout for their evening meal.

After a good sleep, the Scouts awoke in the morning to their next challenge – a hike to High Wycombe train station.

When they arrived, they took a train back to Seer Green, now filled with exciting stories from their epic adventure.

A spokesperson for the Scouts said: “As the Scouts returned home, they carried with them not only the pride of their accomplishments, but also the bonds of friendship and memories that will last a lifetime.

“This adventure was a testament to the power of Scouting – fostering leadership, outdoor skills, and a sense of adventure in young hearts.

“Kudos to both Scout groups for embarking on this incredible journey, and here’s to many more memorable adventures to come!”

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