On Saturday 26th January four teams from Scouts joined in with 21 others from across Mid-Sussex district to take part in Checkpoint Challenge, which took place up in Ashdown Forest. Our teams came 10th, 17th and 18th in total.
The challenge is a great way for Scouts to work completely independently, without assistance from leaders. Working from an initial map location, the navigate to a checkpoint and the once they have completed the challenge they get given a grid reference or compass bearing to the next checkpoint, which they navigate to using their map.
The challenges are varied. Some cover traditional Scouting knowledge and common badge work, such as knot tying, identifying weather patterns and clouds etc., whereas others included tasks such as a pop quiz, or identifying crisp flavours.