fantastic weekend for a walk in the countryside, Saturday lunchtime 8 Scouts from osr troop in stoke Gifford arrived at Berkeley all kitted up for their 2 day expedition to Severn Beach 23km away. Arriving at every checkpoint on schedule it wasn’t too long before they reached Oldbury-on-Severn and pitched there 5* accommodation for the night. A quick walk for dinner and after a hearty meal it was back to check the route for the next days walk and a demo on camping stoves and then to bed.
After a night of excitement for the walk ahead it was breakfast, kit up, tents down and off on the second leg. The pace of the last day started quickly coming in to the first and second checkpoints ahead of time but then there was lunch break and the weather getting hotter which put the team back on schedule. With water and health checks at every checkpoint the scouts managed to complete the expedition ahead of time and the proud as punch parents meeting at the finish were full of congratulations.
I’d like to on behalf of all that took part say a big well done and a big thank you to the leaders that made the 2 day expo successful again this year.