This years Scout Challenge Day took place in Nuneaton Town Centre on Saturday 13th April. A climbing wall was set up outside Wilkinsons and teams of Scouts were challenged to see how many times they could climb up the wall and descend again in their 80 minute time slot.
The girls from Haddon Troop completed a magnificient 67 climbs to win the Trophy. The runners up were 1st Bulkington who completed 59 climbs. The lads from 1st Bedworth Wilson came 5th with 52 climbs.
The wall was operated by the B.R.A.T’s (Beduff Roped Activities Team) from 1st Bedworth who did a great job in keeping the activity running safely and without a break.
Collectively all of the teams on the day achieved 549 climbs, which amounted to 3,294 metres. It means that between them they climbed higher than Hockenhorn, which is in the Alps in Switzerland and stands at 3,293 metres.
Darren Keach, the Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts who organised the activity, was delighted with how the day went. He said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day and I was so pleased with how it went. The scouts all loved it and want me to organise a climbing day again. The challenge was really hard, and I was surprised how high they all reached.”