Ashdown Hike

posted 19 Jan 2016, 05:15 by Tullis Explorer Leaders Team   [ updated 6 May 2016, 04:15 ]
A large number of Tullis and 272 Explorers helped with the Ashdown Hike this weekend.
We met at Crowborough HQ at 8am on Sunday 24th January, the start was at Ashurst Railway Station at 8:30am, the finish was at Crowborough HQ at 4:30pm.
12 Scout teams took part from Buxted, Crowborough, Groombridge, Hartfield and Uckfield.
They took part in a wide range of incidents including Map drawing, Hypothermia, Timetables, Building Catapults and Kim’s Game.
Congratulations to the Southon Team who won the trophy. King and Chapman teams came in high positions.

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you who came and supported, helped and otherwise turned up to the weekend’s Ashdown Hike. It was a great day with all the teams doing well.

I would like to officially thank Matt Gumbrell for putting the route together for me. I would also like to re-iterate my thanks for all the checkpoint staff who manned (And womanned!) the checkpoints and to our excellent explorers who not only manned a checkpoint but also did all the planning and organisation of the incident, which is not easy when none of you even drive! They also formed our two walking ‘search and rescue’ teams. It was these explorers who not only found but carried out to a safe recovery point an injured scout. I knew they were good but they all surpassed even my high opinions!

Grant and Ken - Please could you ensure my thanks and appreciation are passed on to the explorers who attended on Sunday. They did very good!

My thanks and congratulations also have to go to the scouts themselves. Obviously 1st Crowborough Southon ‘C’ for winning but for all the teams for turning up and walking. For every team that started to walk in is a fantastic achievement.

Finally, please find the score sheet below. One noticeable area that should be looked at is first aid and more specifically exposure and it’s treatment, including bivvi shelters and bivvi bags. Simply throwing a casualty into an orange bag and ignoring them is not really ideal!

Enjoy!
Drew Marshall District Scout Commissioner

Ashdown Hike Details & Rules 2016
Ashdown District Hike 2016 Risk Assessment
As you can see in the below photos the Explorer base was so well organised with an Admin unit, complex marking systems, acoustic entertainment (music!) and ample supplies of Tea and biscuits (and bacon?)!! Well done everyone.
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Troop Start Time Finish Time Time Taken Kit Check 1 2 3 Via 4 5 Finish Total
Southon - C 9:09 13:50 4:41 25.00 16.00 18.00 8.00 19.00 15.00 11.00 10.00 122.00
Uckbridge 8:52 13:35 4:43 22.50 18.00 14.00 11.00 18.00 10.00 10.00 8.50 112.00
Southon - B 9:05 14:12 5:07 25.00 14.00 14.00 7.00 19.00 12.00 11.00 7.00 109.00
Buxted - B 9:18 14:27 5:09 25.00 12.00 16.00 8.00 15.00 10.00 13.00 5.50 104.50
Buxted - C 9:16 14:06 4:50 25.00 14.00 14.00 7.00 15.00 13.00 10.20 6.00 104.20
Alpha 9:07 14:36 5:29 24.00 8.00 15.00 9.00 16.00 12.00 12.00 4.00 100.00
Chapman 9:01 15:29 6:28 25.00 14.00 17.00 8.00 10.00 10.00 9.00 6.00 99.00
Hartfield (HC) 9:11 13:55 4:44 25.00 14.00 13.00 9.00 13.00 11.00 9.00 4.50 98.50
Southon - D 9:13 14:38 5:25 25.00 13.00 10.00 4.00 14.00 8.50 11.10 7.00 92.60
Buxted - A 9:03 15:18 6:15 25.00 13.00 6.00 6.00 12.00 10.00 11.00 6.00 89.00
King 8:54 15:46 6:52 23.00 14.00 14.00 4.00 12.00 6.00 7.00 5.00 85.00
Southon - A Wolves 8:56 14:36 5:40 24.50 14.00 10.00 3.00 9.00 13.00 2.00 7.00 82.50

I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving up your time to supervise the hike yesterday. Oscar came home, smelly, damp, tired and aching all over, but with a sense of achievement!

I know how much time you give to scouting, and I just thought this was a good moment to pause and acknowledge this, and thank you for it. Oscar takes so much from scouting, he loves it and it provides him with opportunities to do so many things. Most importantly, independently from his parents, which I think is a really important part of growing up!

Thank you, and here's to many more adventures in scouting!

Regards, Natalie and James

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