Hertfordshire Peak Assault (HPA) is the county’s premier competition for Explorers, Scout Network and Leaders. Every October, over 100 teams of four to six compete on a (very large) orienteering style course somewhere in the hills of England or Wales.
This year is the 50th anniversary of HPA and it was held over two days in the Rhinnog Hills of the Snowdonia National Park. Despite appalling weather, the ‘A’ team from BaLiN (Letchworth and Baldock Scout Network) came second!
The notable element for 5th Letchworth was that the team of four included three former scouts: Ben Milligan, Simon Kitching and Bradley Moore. All three previously competed in Green Beret as Scouts and Chiltern Challenge as Explorers.
Last year, BaLiN came first and Ben and Simon were also in that team.
Well done, 5th Letchworth Alumni.