Cool Scouts win winter challenge

First Scarborough Scouts Winter Camp 2

First Scarborough Scouts Winter Camp 2

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MEMBERS of the First Scarborough Scouts braved sub-zero temperatures to take first prize in a winter challenge event.

Forty members of the group travelled to Walesby Forest, Nottingham, for the weekend camp.

First Scarborough Scouts Winter Camp 4

First Scarborough Scouts Winter Camp 4

As part of the annual challenge the Scouts put up 12 tents in freezing conditions, before embarking on a series of outdoor activities.

Competition was provided by Scout groups from Sheffield, Rotherham, Nottingham and Doncaster.

The group participated in quad biking, climbing, crate stacking, archery, shooting, assault courses, gladiator challenges, night time orienteering and they constructed a 4ft igloo from paper mache.

All 40 Scarborough Scouts then acted in a five minute stage production around the evening campfire.

The show included the characters Frosty The Snowman, Santa, Rudolph and The Grinch.

Scout Leader Steve Dixon said: “We’re all really proud of the group’s efforts throughout the whole gruelling weekend.

“They were a huge credit to the First Scarborough Scout Group.”

As their prize all 40 Scouts will be given a free camp at Walesby Forest in the summer.

Bryan Lawrence, president of the First Scarborough Scouts, added: “The kids had a fabulous time.’’