On December the 8th, 5 teams from the 27th scouts entered the Silver Fox night hike competition. It was held at Holt Island in St Ives. Before setting off, we pitched our tents and ate our tea. There were 3 other troops, 2 of them camped and 1 of them went home after the hike. Each team had to report to base half an hour before their starting time to gain grid references and phone numbers. The route took us out to Fenstanton before coming back to St Ives through the Fen Drayton lakes.
Along the journey, there were 4 bases that each team had to pass by. Each base had a different challenge. The challenges were, First Aid, Pioneering, Filters and making cups of tea! The stations were marked with grid references on the map. Each team was marked at the bases on their teamwork and their skills. This along with the overall time made up the standings.
Once back, we were treated to hot dogs and hot chocolate. Everyone was very tired and keen to go to sleep. We retreated to the tents and fell asleep straight away. In the morning, the leaders cooked up bacon baps for breakfast. Each team was keen to know the results. After packing up the tents, Andrew and Richard gave us the results. We found out that: Falcon-Tiger had jointly won with a team from the 28th! They were awarded the shield and everyone went home happy!
Written by: Ollie