On Saturday 7th October, there was a district night hike, with 20 scout teams doing an 8 mile hike course in the Dorking area. This started at 8pm and finished at around 2:30 AM. 1st Brookwood fielded two teams, a training team who had less experience and so were supported by leaders, though did the tests by themselves, along with most of the navigation. There was also a Brookwood ‘A team’ who plotted a route and then walked the course on their own. The course had a number of checkpoints, where Scouts had to do tests on things like first aid, teamwork etc. We were very pleased with their performance, both groups worked well together as teams and supported each other.
The photo below is of the training team doing their first aid test at a checkpoint at around 1AM.
Scoutabout takes place every three years, and this time was at Ardingly for a full weekend. Approximately 5,000 scouts from all across Surrey attended. 1st Brookwood Scouts were there, as a combined group with the Knaphill Guides for the first time.
There were activities during the day, set up by the huge amount of scout and guide groups present, from drone flying, quad biking, blacksmiths, wood carving, paddle boarding and too many other things to mention. We as a group did a maze/orienteering that a large number of scouts enjoyed. There were concerts and films in the evening that were enjoyed by all. This was a highly successful event, and huge thanks to all the Scouts and Guide leaders who put all the effort into planning it.
1st Brookwood Scout Group are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our programme. Please have a look at the Current Opportunities section of this website and contact us via the link if you would like to help.