Pentland Challenge 2009
Four Scouts from the 5th Greenock and District formed a team to win the Pentland Challenge 2009 at Bonaly Scout Camp this weekend competing against troops from all over Scotland. The winning team of Kieron McGarity, Fraser and Scott Boyle and Calum Henderson were presented with Scottish Scout winners neckies, winning certificate, trophy and a voucher for £500 from Black’s of Greenock by Kenny Robertson Assistant Chief Commissioner for Scouts.
The Pentland Challenge is an annual Scottish incident hike competition run by the Scout Fellowship and sponsored by Blacks of Greenock. The Saturday consisted of an all day incident hike on the Pentland hills over 16 kilometres with a series of eight challenges. The Sunday is an orienteering competition through the Pentlands National Park.
The team plus Stewart Leach also came second in the Lunar Challenge. This challenge was a 5 km midnight speed hike. For this they were awarded a Vango Tent.