I’ve been involved in Scouting in Lonsdale for almost 4 years, but I only really do Cubs and Beavers, so although I know there’s something called the Knight Activity that Scouts do in November, that’s about as much as I’ve ever known. Not any more though! This year I asked John Buckley, District Scout Leader, District Badge Secretary and organiser of the event to tell me more. Here’s what he had to say:
“The Knight Activity is a play on words, it’s an event where teams visit bases and answer questions at night but the trophy is a Knight in full armour standing about two foot tall.
The event has been going for about 30 years.
Each Scout Troop/Explorer Unit runs a base on a scouting subject and is allowed to enter a senior and junior team.
The teams then walk round a course finding up to 24 bases.
2013’s course was in the Dolphinholme area and there were 20 bases, they opened at 7.00pm and shut at 10.30pm.
There were 29 teams taking part five were from Explorers, it is used as a linking event.
When all the teams arrived back at the HQ for the event they got soup and hot dogs. Most of the teams left at about 11.30pm”.
So, there you have it, the Knight Activity. Let me know if there are any other events/traditions you’ve heard about in Scouting that you’d like to know more about and I’ll see what I can do.
Sarah Cruickshank, ADC Marketing & Communications