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This year the District Kandersteg group are running the Alton Bike Challenge, open to Scouters and non Scouters this action packed event is great for all the family. Based around the idea of orieneering partisipents will have 3 hours to hit as many markers as possible.
More information about the event can be found here - https://rotherfieldistrict.co.uk/alton-bike-challenge
Last weekend saw our 10th Monopoly Run, from it's humble beginings it now sees Scouts, Guides & Leaders from all around the UK. This year once again smashed our previous numbers, with a grand total of 1260 people taking part. This equated to 220 teams running around London checking into all of the well known Monopoly landmarks, as well as taking part in challenges which included team selfies in phone boxes and getting a prized picture with a native London pigeon.
Feedback from teams was extreamly possitive, and a big thank you goes to Pirate & Matt for organising the event and also all the helpers that make it work, behind the scenes and also at Waterloo. Thank you.
More details about the Monopoly Run can be found on the website - https://monopoly-run.co.uk/
The date for the next Run is the 3rd March 2018, bookings will be open in September.
On the 28th January 2017 the Rotherfield Scout District held their bi-annual “Beaver Skittles Competition” at the 3rd Alton Scout Headquarters.
Seventy Beavers representing colonies across the district took part.
Each team of ten competed in this round-robin event, enthusiastically bowling skittles.
During the afternoon they also made animal and dinosaur collages.
The afternoon was concluded with an impromptu (camp fire style) sing along led by Lee Robinson from Bentley scout group.
1st Headley colony won the best collage competition and the skittles was won by a combined team from Blackmoor & Whitehill and Tarzan (Four Marks & Ropley).
Many thanks to Malcolm and his SAS (scout activity support) team for putting on this event and we look forward to next year's competition which will be kurling - indoor curling without ice.
Last month saw the first of two training camps for the District Summer Camp trip to Kandersteg next year. The event was the first time all of the Scouts, Explorers, Network & Leaders had a chance to meet each other.
During the weekend the group were built into their patrols for the trip, which will form the building blocks of the activities that they will do when in Switzerland. Each patrol took part in a number of team building exercises, as well as a afternoon cryptic clue hike which eventually led to their dinner at the local fish and chips shop in Alresford (Thanks to Dave's Fish & Chips). In all in the event went very well and a big thank you to all of the Leaders who helped over the weekend.