Champions of the Beckford Peg

Scots Group Beckford Peg Hike and Challenge

Story by Idrees Sheraz | Photo by Yasmin Saeed

On Saturday 12th May, the 39th Sheffield scouts group entered the Beckford Peg challenge.

It was a Don District Event with many scout groups participating. It was a hike around the Dore area. We arrived at the start point at around 9am and it was a warm sunny day. I was excited to do the challenge with my friends, Hamza, Haamid and Haroon. There were eight check posts on our route where we had to stop and complete an activity.

Scots Group Beckford Peg Hike and ChallengeThe thing that I found most enjoyable were the activities at the check posts. Because it was a competition, we got points for how well we did each activity. We also had a questionnaire to answer as we went along our hike – gaining points for each correct answer.

I felt very exhausted and tired by the end of the hike because it took us five hours. I didn’t expect for us to win, because the other teams were very good and more experienced than us as this was our first hike. I felt really happy when I heard that we won. Matt Hardman, The District Scout Leader came to our weekend session and presented us with our trophies.

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