Exploring Essex During County Backpack 2019

This year Renown scouts entered county backpack for the first time.

County backpack, organised by Essex Scouts,  is a two-day Incident Hike around the local countryside, The scouts had to visit as many bases as possible each day before returning to the campsite. This was no easy task with some groups hiking over 40KM during the event.

As well as completing the tasks at the bases the scouts also had to plan their own routes, fill out the route cards and walk between the basses unaccompanied by the leaders. This was a great chance for them to practice their map reading skills ready for our next adventure.

A huge congratulations must go to all teams that took part, but especially to “Penguins” who came 6th place out of 38 teams in their category.