County Scout Night Exercise
1st Place 1st Hook C
2nd Place 7th Purley B
3rd Place equal 3rd Hampton Hill A
3rd Place equal Scafell B
The Night Exercise is an exciting event for all Scouts, in which teams of mixed ages navigate at night along a carefully chosen route, visiting checkpoints at which challenging and fun based activities are available. Points are awarded for each activity and for completing the chosen route. It is not a race, activity points are a substantial part of each teamís overall score.
Novice teams are advised to enter as non competitive and use the Event to gain valuable experience, they can be accompanied by Leader/Explorer Scout. The activities and route will be scored but will be counted as non-competitive. (Leaders should use their judgement in assessing a teamís navigation abilities).
The terrain consists of mixed coniferous and deciduous woodland, some farm land, tracks and footpaths. There are sections which are steep and can be muddy underfoot. Except for authorised road crossings, none of the route uses public roads.
The event is managed by a very experienced team, with fully manned checkpoints and on route marshalls in radio contact with a central event control.