16th Morecambe & Heysham Scouts

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Service Crew Challenge 2011

On 12 November we entered 2 teams in the annual Service Crew Challenge based on Beacon Fell near Inglewhite.

This threesome, pictured at the close of the competition back at Waddecar campsite, look quietly confident - we'll see


Meanwhile, our second team to arrive back at the campsite are happily tucking into their soup and bread.



A perfect day weather-wise for the event and enjoyed by all.



Well done to all our team members on an excellent performance and on gaining 1st place in this County-wide event.


Up to 100 teams can sometimes take part in this exciting & enjoyable event.

The idea of the competition is for teams of 3 (from both Scouting and Guiding) to navigate around bases on Beacon Fell Country Park over a 3 hour period.

Each base earns the teams points which are totalled up to reveal the winners back at Waddecar campsite later in the afternoon. The bases are traditionally Scouting skill orientated however in more recent years the Crew have moved with the times and a few more modern practical skills have been thrown in.

Base examples include Knots, First Aid, Car Maintenance, Knife and Axe and DIY. 

Here are some photos from the County album taken by Arthur Garlick:-

Previous 16th winners:

2007 2000 19991998