3rd Timperley Cubs Pip Hartley Hike Competition

On the Friday 9th May four 3rd Timperley Cubs travelled to Bibby farm camp site and set up camp ready to take part in the Pip Hartley memorial walk, a tough 8.5 mile incident Hike around the west Pennines moors along with 30 other Cub packs from the county. Also camping were 34 Scout teams and 12 Explorer units who had also entered their own harder competition. After an early breakfast the Cubs headed towards Kit inspection at 9.20am. The inspection was carried out by Bolton mountain rescue to insure all teams had the correct equipment from whistles to sun cream (Although due to the large amount of rain wasn’t needed). Our team then headed to route planning. Here the Cubs plotted their route around all the check points just like Explores and Scouts had done earlier. Once the route was planned and transferred to a second map it was time to report to the start and collect their ongoing incident. The Cubs set off at 10.30am, on the longest hike they had attempted before. To say the route was muddy would be an understatement. The previous night’s rain and the frequent showers throughout the day made it extra hard but with their high spirits and excellent m