Team Nathan take 3rd place for the Day Bases at Herts Scouts Green Beret Competition

Posted on 9 December 2017

The Scout Troop have been celebrating after Team Nathan came 3rd in the Day Bases at this year’s Hertfordshire Scouts Green Beret Competition.

This year’s weekend long competition took place at Phasels Wood Scout Activity Center and saw 158 teams take part. With 6 girls and boys in each team this meant that there an amazing 913 boys and girls taking part plus several hundred adult volunteers on site running the event and looking after their teams.  This year’s event also played host to 6 visitor teams from out of county including a team from South Brent, our Devon Scouting friends who camped with our teams.

The competition involved the teams of Scouts taking part in as many of the 100 day and night activities on offer.  The obstacle course and orienteering bases were obligatory but the Scouts could then choose from a variety of problem solving and more physical activity bases, such as the One Ton Sack Challenge, Land rover pulling or climbing.

This year’s weather was a typical November mix with sunshine, rain and frost meaning there was lots of mud and a lot of hot food and drinks needed to keep them going.

Once all the tents were packed away the results from the Day and Night bases and the obligatory Assault Course and Orienteering bases were announced by the Hertfordshire Scouts Commissioner Liz Walker in the chilly Sunday morning sunshine. The results for our team were

Team Nathan – 21st
Team Ruth – 28th
Team Isabelle – 37th
Team Tom – 116th
Team Thomas – would have been placed 108th (but as they only had 5 in their team rather than the required 6, they were deemed as ‘non competing’.)

Everyone attending this year’s competition including all the leaders who ran a base received a badge which they can have on their uniform for the next 3 months.

With 36 girls and boys from our Scout Troop taking part the leaders were very grateful to the many parents who helped with transporting Scouts and equipment and the drying and putting away of equipment and 17 tents back at HQ.

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