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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Scouts Jump in to Adventure!

1st Consett Scouts enjoyed an amazing day jumping off waterfalls and sliding down rocks, during a day of Ghyll Scrambling.

The 12 intrepid scouts and 1 leader and 1 young leader (2 leaders decided to be on photographic duty) started off walking under a waterfall on Ashgill, before plunging in to the pool below. They then scrambled downstream to the first of the waterfall jumps.

With everyone successfully negotiating that jump it was onwards and downwards, with the waterfalls becoming ever bigger, and some you had to slide down backwards! The last jump was in to a seemingly bottomless chasm!

Congratulations to all the scouts who bravely took part, and to Marc who reluctantly wore the wetsuit for the leaders, but ended up wanting to do it again.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Scout Camping Success

A team of Scouts from 1st Consett has come second in the County Dryburn Cup Camping
Competition at their first attempt, achieving the coveted Gold Standard for camping.

The Dryburn Cup is a very difficult event, in which the scouts have to plan the entire weekend themselves, devise a menu and then camp without adult help for the weekend. This year was the first time Consett have entered, and they were just fourteen points behind the winners.

The competition is open to teams of Scouts from across Durham County. The hope is that next year we can go one better.