Members of 3rd Peel Sea Scouts, 1st Ballaugh, 3rd Castletown and 5th Douglas joined together to complete the Scout 3 Legs Challenge over the last 3 months.
The challenge is to complete 3 hikes consisting of the Heritage Tail (Douglas – Peel), the Bayr ny Skeddan (Peel – Castletown) and the Millennium Way (Ramsey – Castletown) – hikes totalling over 50 miles.
The Millennium Way hike included picking up the Letterboxes on the way and an overnight stay at Ardwhallan completing the Expedition Challenge for 3 Scouts and fulfilling the practical side of the badge for a further 4.
Congratulations to the 11 Scouts who completed the challenge, 6 of which are still only 10 years old.
A big thank you to for Penny and Rebecca (1st Ballaugh) for supplying the food and guiding 8 young people through the culinary side of the Expedition Challenge badge and for bringing in emergency after sun cream! Also a huge thank you to Johnny Moore for giving up his time and assisting me in all 3 hikes and to Norman and Kevin for giving up their time to help and camp.
Joining the smaller groups together gives us all the opportunity of participating in activities we ordinarily couldn’t undertake and is great for the Scouts to meet other Scouts and meet new friends.
The Island Commissioner, Guy Thompson, met them at Castletown to present each with the Three Legs Challenge badge.
Our next venture is a letterbox challenge up Snaefell on April 25th.
See more photos from the weekend in the event’s photo gallery.Tags: Three Legs Challenge