By SI Laura Cole, No 4 (Korea) Company
No 4 (Korea) Company arrived at Dunham Massey on Friday evening. Friday consisted of the cadets settling in, building tents, and making Dunham Massey their home.
Saturday saw the cadets really show their expedition skills. This saw some cadets navigating through a planned route using skills such as pacing, handrails, catching and collecting features. For the two stars, this saw them planning their route and checkpoints along the way.
All cadets excelled and really showed off some great map reading skills. Once all cadets were back from their walking, expedition skills began, how to assemble and take down a tent. A vital skill when carrying out any expedition weekend. After a day of walking Saturday evening consisted of a food cooking demonstration by our Company Commander Major Steve Wright, then it was over to the cadets. The cadets enjoyed cooking their dinner on a stove and oh didn’t we see some concoctions with the ingredients available.
Entertainment was football on the field, joining in with the scout campfire singing and getting to know one another.
Sunday was another day out walking but not before the cadets had breakfast. Sunday consisted of the cadets walking shorter routes to really focus and build on those previously learnt skills. Even though tiredness set in the cadets really enjoyed themselves and got to meet some animals along the way, from Dunham Massey’s famous deer to cows and horse in the fields.
The weekend wouldn't have been possible without the cadets coming and giving 100% effort and energy, and without our amazing cadet force adult volunteers.
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