Scouts set up camp for hik­ing chal­lenge

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

AWEEKEND of sore feet but a ma­jor feel­ing of per­sonal achieve­ment was the out­come when more than 100 Scouts, Guides and Ex­plor­ers took part in two days of hik­ing and camp­ing.

The an­nual Macc Hike sees teams plot­ting a route over 16km from a set of grid ref­er­ences given to them, then hik­ing that route on their own and car­ry­ing all the kit and food they will re­quire over two days.

This year the Scouts and Guides from Mac­cles­field and Con­gle­ton Scout Dis­trict started at Sut­ton Scout HQ and the route took them south – pick­ing up the Grit­stone Trail to­wards Rush­ton Spencer and their overnight camp at Barnswood Scout Camp­site, where they pre­pared their even­ing meal and re­laxed around a large camp­fire, be­fore set­ting off again first thing in the morn­ing.

Dis­trict Com­mis­sioner, Mark Eden, said: “I am pleased that so many young peo­ple have got out into our marvel­lous coun­try­side, ris­ing to chal­lenge set by their lead­ers and over­com­ing the ob­sta­cles to achieve their per­sonal goals”.

For more about scout­ing in Mac­cles­field con­tact Mark on Scout­d­c­mac@ aol.com.

Jake Pur­die, Laurie Sa­iani, Hugh Angier and Wil­liam King­dom

Jack Heeds and Nathan Hardy

James Martin

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