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Scouts win the Great Breakfast Chase in style

posted 13 Oct 2013, 07:48 by Phil Hayes   [ updated 1 Feb 2014, 13:33 by Andy Dent ]

Saturday 12th October 4 teams of scouts took part in the district night incident competition against teams from around the district. This year the event saw more teams than previous years with well over 20 teams taking part in the ever popular Great Breakfast Chase run by Loddon District Scouts. The campsite chosen for this year's event was the Walter Davies Scouting Centre at Stoke Poges, with the hike taking place in surrounding villages and Burnham Beeches.

Our 4 teams (Echo, India, November and Victor) really entered in to the spirit of the event and upheld a few Twyford traditions, being the only troop to cook on open fires, set up a camp fire for the whole camp and be the last to turn in for the night. Following a lovely fine evening with the scouts setting off at regular intervals from 4pm until just after 8pm, the teams completed the course in good times, carrying out a number of activities along the route. The teams score points for performances on the activities with a few bonus marks thrown in to the mix for having correct kit, collecting items en route etc.

Sunday morning saw a complete change in the weather with torrential rain from 8 am onwards, which meant a slightly soggy breakfast and packing up in the rain, which is not always fun, but we still managed to get away on time. The final result and presentations saw 3 members of 3rd Woodley collect their Chief Scouts Gold award, which is not a common award and nice to be awarded at the district event. When the final results for the competition were announced in reverse order, it soon became apparent that 3 of our teams had finished in the top 5, so with heightening tension the last few places came through, team India (4th place), then 3rd place (not Twyford) - we knew that we had won, and biggest surprise was that we had joint winners with Teams November and Victor taking the trophy. Absolutely excellent performances from all 4 teams, and as we found out later team India only missed out by 1 point and would have shared 1st place if only they had picked up a sausage from the Twyford leaders on base 4 - sorry guys that was our fault (Twyford Leaders).

Well done from all of the leader team.

Andy Dent,
1 Feb 2014, 13:07