Scouts win the Dave Smart Challenge

8 November 2013

A team from Groby Scout Troop won the Dave Smart Challenge held at the beginning of October. It was a successful weekend as Groby’s other team came 6th out of the 16 teams which took part.

The event took the form of a challenge hike with the teams awarded points for completing various challenges. These included a sack race with 4 Scouts in a builder’s bag, transferring some water between 2 points using guttering, a problem solving challenge and everyone’s favourite, knocking over skittles using a mini digger. The Scouts also got to have a go at archery, mountain biking and canoeing.

Winning Team

Winning Team


Comments from members of the winning team included:
“Best Scout Hike ever” said Anna.
“It was awesome” said Sarah “I really enjoyed all of the activities, especially the part where I used the mini digger to knock down the blocks”.
Eleanor said “This weekend was the most awesome weekend”

The event is held every year in memory of Dave Smart, a Scout Leader from Houghton on the Hill, who tragically passed away whilst on a hike in Derbyshire with his Scouts.

More photographs of the event can be found on the North East District website.