Alton Webteam: September 2016
Well, it's been a busy month!
Firstly, there are two Awards to report. Ewan Griffiths has gained his Bronze DofE and Tori Scott has achieved a Gold award. Congratulations to both of them!
Our Bronze team — four girls and two boys — had ideal weather for their expedition last weekend in the New Forest. They had set themselves the aim of observing and recording wildlife along their way. They had a pre-prepared list of possible sightings and managed to tick off quite a few. Top of the list, of course, were ponies but they also saw deer, cattle, various birds and other creatures. We await their report on the expedition to find out what they saw, and to find out a bit more of what they got up to! They were in great spirits throughout, even when temporarily mislaid, and really enjoyed camping in a forest glade. They say that a particular highlight was lying for a time on their backs outside their tents at bedtime, watching the stars. On their second day they made a small detour to visit the New Forest Reptile Centre with the hope of adding more wildlife to their list.
The photos show the group all set for their adventure and leaving a checkpoint on Day 2
The Silver team will be on expedition in the Peak District at the end of September. They will travel on foot for three days and be self sufficient throughout. More about this next month!
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