After much excitement and anticipation this morning (Sunday 8th July 2018) saw more than a 100 Cubs and Scouts from Slough and neighbouring Districts descend on Black Park to take part in this inaugural Orienteering challenge.
In the scorching heat teams from 7th Newham (East London), 3rd Heathfield (Hounslow), 23rd Wembley, 3rd Wexham, 1st Montem, and 9th Southside (Tooting) raced against the clock to find the prescribed control points. For many it was an opportunity to polish up and put into practice their navigation and compass skills.
At the end of the challenge all the youngsters cooled down and enjoyed a group lunch as the moderators worked out the winning times.
A tremendous day was had by all the youngsters and adults that attended with many making the most of the offerings at Black Park. Hopefully a sign of a new and regular challenge in the years ahead. A big thank you to the helpers that assisted with the set-up, registration and clear up at the end.
Muhammed Sharif – ADC Scouts