From the evening of Friday 9th November until dinner time on Sunday 11th November the Scout Super Troop Challenge was held at the Scout Hut. This is an annual event between Haddon (Tuesday) Girls and Wilson (Wednesday) Boy’s Troop. This is a fiercely fought for Trophy which until last year had always been won by Haddon Troop. Last year though a boys team won the Trophy for the first time.
Nicholas who is currently a Cub Scout in Walton (Thursday) Pack took part on this activity as part of his ‘Link’ to the Troop has written us this report’
“This was first camp as a Scout and I was very excited and nervous, but really looking forward to it.We arrived at the scout hut for 7pm on the Friday night and were put into patrols, there were two patrols from Wilson Troop, yellow and Green and one patrol from Haddon troop.
We planned our menu for the weekend and then made a shopping list. Two members from each patrol went to Tesco with some leaders to buy the food. When the food came back we cooked supper for ourselves and the leaders. After that we turned in for the night.
We woke on Saturday morning and cooked breakfast, again for ourselves and the leaders. After breakfast we started doing team based challenges like lining up in age order without talking, moving a hula hoop around the team whilst holding hands, and a fun first aid based challenge. We then made lunch for ourselves and the leaders again. After lunch we had to collect wood for a fire, then we had a fire lighting challenge. Once the fires were lit and going well we had to cook dinner on the fires. After dinner we were taken to a drop of point and hiked back to Scout Hut in the dark. This was the first time I have done this and was a bit scary but funny as well. It was good that most of the other scouts on my team had done this before. My group were the second team to leave and first team to get back. When got back to the scout hut we watched a movie and then went to bed.
On Sunday morning Woody woke us up nice and early so we could have breakfast, get washed and changed and packed away ready for parade. After parade when we got back to the hut we told who had won and it was my patrol (only just as it was very close on the scores) and we were presented with a medal and the supertroop trophy.
Thanks for the report Nicholas and we are glad you enjoyed the event. As you can see from the report the boys were successful in retaining the Trophy.