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Cubs take on the Three Peaks Challenge

1 October 2018

Cub Scouts from Petersfield District undertook the ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ which entailed walking 10 km along the South Downs Way starting from Old Winchester Hill, climbing Salt Hill and finishing at the top of Butser Hill. As well as leaders, lots of families and a variety of dogs set off in glorious sunshine. The hedgerows were full of seeds and berries and the Cubs were given the challenge of collecting as many different items as possible in a matchbox. With views right across to the Isle of Wight, the lunch stop was on Wether Down after which the Cubs attempted to spell out their Pack names using a GPS tracker – the results are to follow. In the afternoon it clouded over as the route continued past the Sustainability Centre at East Meon and Tegdown Hill.  However the sun started to show through the clouds for the final charge up to the trig point on the top of Butser. Several Cubs managed to collect over 20 different items in their matchboxes with the prize going to a Cub from 1st Liphook who managed 29. Well done everyone on completing the walk and all the Cubs gained a Hikes Away badge.