ORIENTATION EVENT: Chalfonts Cubs and Scouts take on the challenge at Wendover Woods

A group of scouts from Chalfont St Giles were among 300 beavers, cubs and scouts from Buckinghamshire to take part in an orientation event in Wendover Woods last month.

1st Chalfont St Giles Cubs and Scouts took part in the morning event developing their skills using maps and compasses to complete 3km (cubs) or 5km (scouts) routes.

Dave Emmett, event organizer, said, “It’s wonderful to see so many people participating in the event. To see them rush from the start line with such enthusiasm is great. Seeing them cross the finish line with all their tickets punched and with big smiles on their faces sums up what a great morning they had. All participants should be very proud to have completed the course and tested their map and compass skills. »

Cub Scouts Roman Doherty and William Carson said, “Cub Scouts are fun, great and a great place to learn. We meet other people and have fun camping, taking walks and going into the woods. We do so many different activities, it’s great and we have a lot of adventures.

Adult volunteer Nigel Taylor said, “Volunteering with the Scouts is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I learned new skills and was able to share some of my skills and knowledge with others. When a child achieves something they never thought they could do, like roasting a marshmallow over an open fire or navigating the course today, it always warms the heart.

For more information on Scouting in the Chalfonts and beyond visit www.scouts.org.uk

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