Proving we're up for an adventure, this weekend scouts from 3rd
Washington and 1st Fatfield took to the water and to the trees for an
action packed couple of days at Great Tower campsite in the Lakes.
night was undoubtedly hard work as we pitched tents in the darkness and
set up camp, but a cup of hot chocolate made it all worthwhile and we
were ready for adventure on Saturday morning.
of our scouts faced their greatest fear as they took on the 'Leap of
Faith' and the climbed the Jacob's ladder. To conquer the Leap of Faith,
scouts ascended into the treeline, steadied themselves on the platform
and leapt out to the trapeze bar hanging metres away. The Jacob's ladder
tested how well our young people worked together and scouts took up the
challenge 3 at a time. Scouts had to help each other as the higher the
rungs became increasingly spaced making it harder and harder.
also made it out on to Windermere for a voyager canoe expedition. The
paddling was hard work at times as the wind swept down the valley often
pushing us near to the shore as we headed across the lake. The stunning
Lake District views definitely made it worth while. See more images in
our photo zone.