Scout group from Essex to walk the Cotswold Way

6th March 2015

A group of Scouts based in both Corringham and Stanford-Le-Hope, in Essex, are planning to walk the entire length of the Cotswold Way during their School Easter holiday this year.

A total of 25 Scouts aged between 10 and a half years and 17 years old, and a full support crew of volunteer adults will be based at the Woodhouse Park Scout Activity Centre in South Gloucestershire. Among the adults are additional walkers, minibus drivers, catering crew and 1st aiders.

They have divided the Route up in to 10 manageable sections which they’ll walk over a fortnight, enabling them to take a rest day every 2 – 3 days. They’ll finish at Bath Abbey at 4pm on Friday 10th April and hope to be met by a welcoming party of parents and District Officers. If you’re free, pop down to give them a cheer!

Throughout the winter months the Scouts have been on several practice hikes around Essex and a great deal of planning has been implemented. The young people have undergone basic training on kit & equipment, 1st aid training and health & welfare training so are well prepared for the expedition.

The Leader Team have booked a fortnight of good weather, so if you are in the Cotswolds in the 1st 2 weeks of April and notice a slight rise in temperature and lots of sunshine you can thank them later for the privilege.

All that’s left is to wish them the best of luck for their walk…

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