A second place finish for 1st Mundesley Air Scouts in the Border Hike competition!A second place finish for 1st Mundesley Air Scouts has left their GSL, Jamie Coleman proud of their achievement, in the Border Hike in what was their first time in this National competition.
Over the weekend of the 22 to 24 September, four girls from the 1st Mundesley Air Scouts attended the Gradbach Border Hike Challenge in Derbyshire, based on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, nestled in the upper reaches of the Dane Valley on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.
With an early start, the team went to work on using their navigational skills to plot a route and follow their bearings around a 10 mile course dotted with checkpoints. Along their route the 4 girls had to deal with various mentally challenging and problem solving events as well as mock incidents such as applying first aid to an unconscious motorcyclist and looking after a person with epilepsy.
The weather wasn’t on their side and most landmarks were obscured by fog making the team rely on their map reading skills for triangulation.
Also representing North East Norfolk/Norfolk Scouts were the Jaguar Explorer Unit, Victory Explorer Unit and 1st North Walsham Scout Trrop.
Everyone had a great time and did extremely well in both the respective Border Hike Challenge (Scouts) and John Bradbury Trophy (Explorers).
Jamie Coleman, GSL for the 1st Mundesley Air Scouts told us, “Having known all the girls from when they were Beavers, to seeing them plot their checkpoints and leave on their own bearings around the course carrying rucksacks full of mandatory equipment and emergency rations etc that had to be carried, It was a genuinely proud moment to see how far they have come and the skills and confidence they have gained through Scouting.”