Page 10 - Herald December 2023
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September was another busy month for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, with camps for all Sections in 3 different locations! 12 Scouts travelled to Gradbach Scout Campsite in the Peak District to take part in the 41st Borderhike against teams from across the country. Independently navigating themselves around 9 miles across open countryside, taking part in various challenges along the way, this was a huge achievement to complete the event – and all 3 of our teams competed well, with some brilliant results! In a very congested leading pack, Team Buffalo were 1 point off a podium place with a 4th place finish, while Team Wolf and Team Fox finished an impressive 7th and 12th. A huge well done to all those who worked so hard in the build up to the event and did so well on the day.
Meanwhile, our Cubs had a great camp at Oaks in Charnwood, where they enjoyed a hilarious game of Zorb Football, air rifle shooting and the Jungle Trail. Everyone camped out overnight in tents, as always enjoying a great campfire and wide games in the dark. Beavers joined 100 young people from across South Leicestershire at this year’s District Sleepover, enjoying parachute games, a walk in the countryside and lots of time to explore at Ullesthorpe Scout Campsite. A huge thank you to our team of volunteers who have made these
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Our huge range of indoor and outdoor activities are back in full swing and we’re all looking forward to another year of Scouting fun. Preparations are well underway for our 7th Annual Pantomime, Aladdin, performing 3 shows this year at Sue Townsend on 9th and 10th December – which is promising to be another fantastic show! Tickets are on sale, priced at £9 for adults and £6 for Under 16’s – keep an eye on our Facebook page (www. for more details.
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