A few weeks ago the 2019-2020 Night Hike took place in Cambridge, not on Holt Island due to flooding. This meant the Scout Leaders had to re-route the entire course and make a new one. We began the Hike at the Spinney School, Cherry Hinton and ventured through it for a small bit and then went further into Cambridge crossing fields and footpaths and checking our map and compass once in a while.
Throughout the Hike, there were waypoints which had stations including making popcorn with a few grains of corn, matches, two tin holders and cooking oil. another example of these stations was where we put a blindfold on and had to taste different kinds of crisps and guess them after, it was very amusing.
At the end of the Hike, we came back to Spinney School and had hot chocolate and hot dogs. We were excited to finally rest from the long journey and to top it all of, our patrol (Kestrel) had won the overall points rewarded for the stations.
This was a hard but fun experience, especially since our patrol had won the points. I enjoyed it a lot and hope everyone else enjoyed it too but we couldn’t have done it without the Scout Leaders, any parents who volunteered and their efficient re-route of the course.
Written by Misha