Spelthorne District Scouts Raft Race 2015

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Spelthorne District Scouts Raft Race 2015

Scouts Raft Race 2015

The annual Spelthorne District Scouts Raft Race once again took place this year at Wraysbury Lakes on Sunday 27th September.

As with most years, we were once again blessed with fantastic weather.

Scouts from 1st Staines, 1st Laleham, 3rd Ashford, 6th Staines, 7th Ashford & 8th Ashford (x2) entered 6 rafts that they carefully constructed using pioneering and knotting skills.

The format of the event for this year was modified following Scout Leader feedback, giving the Scouts more time on the water and introducing a relay element – rafting out to a pontoon to collect a tennis ball, rafting back to the slipway and then back again to the pontoon to collect the final tennis ball.

The winners were a joint raft constructed and raced by 1st Staines and 7th Ashford, with 6th Staines coming in second place and 1st Laleham in third place.

Thanks of course must go to the Spelthorne Water Activities Team for supporting and managing the event successfully on the water – and to the leaders and helpers from the groups who entered for supporting the event.

Pictures of the event can be viewed on our Gallery page.

James Ayling
Assistant District Commissioner Scouts
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