Over 300 Scouts from across Buckinghamshire took part in an orienteering event’ in Wendover Woods on April 2.

There were different courses for Cubs (boys and girls aged eight to ten, pictured), Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 14), Explorer Scouts (boys and girls aged 14 to 17) and adults.

The Cub course was 3km, Scout 5 km and the Explorers and adults’ course totalled 6km.

Naturally maps and compasses were necessary when searching the check points.

Dave Emmett, organiser of the event, said: It’s wonderful to see so many people taking part in the event. Seeing them rush from the start line with such enthusiasm is great.

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Watching them come through the finish line with all their tickets punched and with big smiles on their faces sums up what a great morning they have all had.

All the participants should be very proud of completing the course and testing their map and compass skills.”

The 3rd Marlow Bridge Group won the Group Trophy, as their Cub team came second, followed by the Scout team at fourth place. 

Cub Scouts Roman Doherty and William Carson commented their experience: “Cubs is fun, awesome and a great place to learn.

"We get to meet other people and have fun camping, going on walks and going into the woods.

"We do so many different activities, it is brilliant, and we have lots of adventure.”