Eight groups of scouts went out exploring on Friday evening, with a night navigation hike from locations across the district to Sevenoaks Weald.
Walking parties from 10th Sevenoaks (Weald), 9th Sevenoaks (Seal) and both Chapman and Swift troops from the 4th set out from locations stretching from Westerham to Shipbourne and navigated their way to the scout hut in Sevenoaks Weald.
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!
Our scouts completed a night hike around Godden Green and Ightham Mote last night. They all did really well – each taking a turn guiding their groups and ticked off a chunk of their Outdoor Challenges.
After a hot chocolate back at the hut, you have never seen scouts go to sleep so quickly!
The weather really helped, as despite all the recent rain most of the route was solid underfoot.