A scouting group from Chalfont St Giles were amongst 300 beavers, cubs, and scouts across Buckinghamshire to take part in an orienteering event’ in Wendover Woods last month.
1st Chalfont St Giles Cubs and Scouts took part in the morning event developing their skillset using maps and compasses to complete 3km (cubs) or 5km (scouts) courses.
Dave Emmett, organiser of the event said: “It’s wonderful to see so many people taking part in the event. Seeing them rush from the start line with such enthusiasm is great. Watching them come through the finish line with all their tickets punched and with big smiles on their faces sums up what a great morning they have all had. All the participants should be very proud of completing the course and testing their map and compass skills.”
Cub Scouts Roman Doherty and William Carson said: “Cubs is fun, awesome and a great place to learn. We get to meet other people and have fun camping, going on walks and going into the woods. We do so many different activities, it is brilliant, and we have lots of adventure.”
Adult volunteer Nigel Taylor said: “Volunteering with Scouts is one of the best things I have ever done. I’ve learnt new skills and have been able to share some of my skills and knowledge with others. When a child achieves something they didn’t think they could do, which might be cooking a marshmallow on an open fire or navigating their way around the course today is always very heart-warming.”
For further information about Scouting in The Chalfonts and beyond visit www.scouts.org.uk