Chapman and Swift Troops both went hiking for chips this week.
They started from Old Soar Manor, close to Plaxtol Spout and hiked north, roughly following the River Bourne
The walk on Tuesday was difficult, early delays in leaving together with fog and rain turned it into a bit of a slog, however on Friday the weather was fantastic, with clear sky, full moon and slightly frosty underfoot. Scouts walked in small groups doing their own navigation with everyone getting to the chip shop on time and some even (deliberately) choosing more adventurous routes!
If you are a scout group that would like to use these for your own purposes – change the final url etc, be my guest. They were created from a PowerPoint presentation, exported as a video and then turned into a gif from there. Link to the presentations
Today, UK Scouting has changed our brand from the old swoosh to a simpler, bolder symbol for scouting.
It signifies a new direction for Scouts as it launches Skills For Life. Watch the whole video for a great introduction, but the super short version is emphasising the huge positive effect scouting has on the lives of young people – not just today, but forward into the rest of their lives.