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Havering scouts take on England’s highest mountain in Lake District challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:16 30 August 2017

Some of the 19th Romford and 2nd Colllier Row scouts climbed Scafell Pike. Picture: Andy Mann

Some of the 19th Romford and 2nd Colllier Row scouts climbed Scafell Pike. Picture: Andy Mann

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Two scout groups joined together for a week of adventure in the Lake District.

Scouts aged 10 to 14 from the 2nd Collier Row and 19th Romford scouts spent a week based in Windermere, with some even scaling Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

During some very rough conditions the young people made their way up the mountain with the help of two mountain leaders.

Victoria Gill, 14, said: “It was an amazing day, hard work for all of us, we did get a few moments of the cloud clearing and got to see around us, but most of the time we were walking in clouds, which was also good fun.”

The scouts also kayaked and sailed across Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, practised camp craft skills of fire lighting, wood carving and orienteering and went on a day trip to Blackpool.

A total of 42 children and leaders took part in the trip.

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