Sodbury Challenge 2018 - Live start and finish times on the Challenge Mini Site
The Sodbury Challenge is an overnight orienteering exercise held in the Sodbury/Wickwar/Rangeworthy area of South Gloucestershire. The event is open to all Scouts, Guides, Explorers, Network and Leaders.
1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group Centenary Field
In 2014 the scout group celebrated its 100th year in the town and had a very successful celebration parade and camp on the outskirts of the town. The group has had many homes in the town over the years but since the 1960’s we have been on the ridings, but as the town has grown and built around us we have lost all our activity area.
Following the success of this event we decided to try and build on the groups success and purchase some land as close as possible to our HQ, but far away from houses as to not cause a nuisance to the neighbours. A field at Hall End became available, we made our bid and in May of 2017 we were able to start using it.
Since then, we have been able once again to re-introduce the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts into the country side where they have been helping to make the field secure by planting hedging, cutting back brambles as well as enjoying scouting activities like fire lighting and cooking, archery, camping, pioneering and orienteering.
Ground Works for Site Improvements
Turf removed for the stable store to be built. Thanks to Mr Ship for this hard work.
Ramp repaired and base laid making good access. Thanks to Pete Milton & Team for this hard work
Wednesday Scouts and Cardboard City
The scouts had to make shelters from rubbish they found at home
Monday Cubs & Thursday Beavers Camp
Joint camp with cubs and beavers, A fabulous weekend doing Archery, Fire lighting, Cooking, Tree recognition and craft skills. Ended a bit wet but the children had a great time
Tuesday Cubs & Wednesday Scouts Hedge Planting
Thursday Scouts - Fire lighting and cooking night
Wednesday Scouts Hammock Camp
Pioneering poles lashed together to form shelters make artificial trees to tie the hammocks too
Monday Cubs evening out
An evening of shelter building and archery