We walked the Thames Path in a day!
On 7 July 2018, 1st Claygate Scout Group successfully walked the length of the Thames Path.
On the day, 24 teams totalling 120 Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers (not counting parents and Leaders) covered their individual sections which together completed the 184 mile length of one of England’s mightiest waterways, from its source in the Cotswolds, to the Thames Barrier.
On their way, they passed villages and towns, Oxford Colleges, Windsor Castle and the heart of London from Kemble at the Thames Head to Charlton at the Thames Barrier.
It was a tough endeavour especially due to the hot weather, but with planning and Scouting spirit, the group achieved it, together.
Taking on this challenge is one of the key fundraising activities in Project Merlin, 1st Claygate’s plan to raise funds and extend the Claygate Scout Centre. The success of the Scout Group has meant long waiting lists, and more space means more young people can be part of 1st Claygate.
There is still time to donate - Please support our efforts to bring the enjoyment and fulfilment of Scouting to more young people.
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