Scouts’ skills put to the test 1988

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Scouts’ skills put to the test 1988

SCOUTING skills of nine local Scout troops were put to the test last weekend when Lonsdale District Scout Council held its annual camping and scouting competition at Littledale campsite for the Famous Army Stores Cup.

Each troop was represented by a four to six strong patrol who had to pitch their own tent, erect a camp dresser and construct an altar fire on which they had to cook a full English Breakfast.

Individual troops also carried out their own programmes including building rafts, bridge building, making model hot air balloons, bark rubbing and surveying — the flora and fauna around the camp site.

On Sunday a mock rescue was carried out from nearby hills and field sports took place between a number of the troops.

Assistant District Scout Commissioner, Mr Geoff Westwood, said the aim of the competition was to test the ability of the Scouts to look after themselves and work together as a team.

Winning Troop were the 16th Morecambe, runners-up Bolton-le Sands and third, 34th Lancaster.

The other troops taking part were Caton Church, 1st Halton, 13th Lancaster, 3rd Morecambe, 1st Halton, 35th Lancaster and 1st Slyne.

camp 1988

Lonsdale Scouts