Pentland Challenge 2010
The 5th are Scottish Champions for the third time in seven years.
In September 2010, four very young Scouts set a new record for Greenock and District Scouts by becoming the only Greenock Troop to have become Scottish Champions for the third time.
They follow in the footsteps of Calum McKechnie, Neill Hewitt, Douglas McIntyre and James Henderson who first won the trophy in October 2003. The 2010 team of Colin Lapsley, Donald Lapsley, Jack Pollock and Scott Boyle were very much younger. Three of them are only 12 years old. Scott, the youngest in the team, is a Scottish champion for the second time having been in the winning team in 2009 together with his brother Fraser, Keiren McGarity and Calum Henderson.
The Pentland Challenge is a two day competition. On the Saturday, the Challenge consists of a twelve kilometre all day incident hike in the Pentland Hills with a series of eight challenges to complete at various points throughout the hike. Good map reading and compass knowledge are necessary to complete the course. The Sunday consists of an orienteering course set in Bonaly Country Park.
Once again, the 5th Troop is looking forward to defending the trophy.
This time, at the end of September 2011.
Our Scout Leader, Campbell Cairns, is congratulated for his efforts in leading the Troop to this success.
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