Out and about: jamboree on the trail day

On Saturday, 13th May Scouts from the 3rd Salisbury Sea Scouts and 4th Salisbury (Harnham) Scouts took part in an eight-mile hike in the New Forest.

The purpose of the hike was for navigation and hiking training.

The scouts spotted ponies, foals, a woodpecker, a kestrel and heard a cuckoo calling. Several stream crossings were also required.

Departing from Godshill, the hike took place on Jamboree on the Trail day. This is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together.

Scouts on the trail in the New Forest 1

All scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can.

For example, Beaver Scouts could visit a local park, walk the trails and play games.

Cub Scouts could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp.

Scouts might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements.

Explorers might make a service project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail.

In their own way, everyone was hiking the same direction; towards a better future through scouting.

Further details are from the JOTT website:

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