Competing in Green Beret 2013

17 November 2013

Team 77 does its best, but can’t beat the best – yet!

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Green Beret is Hertfordshire Scouts’ premier competition for the Scout section. It takes place during one long day and comprises:

  • Assault Course
  • Orienteering Challenge
  • Loads of Day Activity Bases
  • Loads more of Night Activity Bases

This year’s Green Beret was held at the home of scouting – Gilwell Park, and 5th entered one non-competing team. We should have entered a full competing team, but unfortunately one member fell ill at the last moment and we couldn’t get a replacement.

A record 150 teams entered this year: that’s nearly 900 Scouts! Our Team 77 finished 86th: pretty good for a reduced team.

The pictures tell some of the tale:

  • the sub-zero conditions on Friday night;
  • the extreme mud on the Assault Course;
  • the mystery of the missing team member 🙂

The team enjoyed themselves and the food, cooked by Nick, was superb. Porridge and Eggy Bread with beans for breakfast in Saturday; Spaghetti Bolognese on Saturday night; Porridge and Egg and Bacon Sandwiches on Sunday morning.

The only sign of dissent was with Nick’s custard. It didn’t stop them eating it though!