Show Marlow Scouts Orientation Skills

More than 300 Scouts from across Buckinghamshire took part in an orienteering race in Wendover Woods on April 2.

There were different courses for Cub Scouts (boys and girls aged eight to ten, pictured), Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 14), Explorer Scouts (boys and girls aged 14 to 17 years) and adults.

The Cub course was 3km, Scout 5km and the Explorers and adults course totaled 6km.

Naturally, maps and compasses were needed when searching for checkpoints.

Dave Emmett, event organizer, said: It’s wonderful to see so many people participating in the event. To see them rush from the starting line with such enthusiasm is great.

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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. »

3rd Group Marlow Bridge won the group trophy, as their Cub team came second, followed by the Scout team in fourth place.

Cub Scouts Roman Doherty and William Carson commented on their experience, “Cub Scouts are fun, great and a great place to learn.

“We meet other people and have fun camping, going for walks and going into the woods.

“We do so many different activities, it’s great and we have a lot of adventures.”

Dino J. Dotson