The theme for this year's Scout Hike was Star Wars.
We had a great weekend at Scout Hike 2016. Keith, Russell and Mel went down on Friday morning after packing the trailer at the hall and got there about midday for a set up.
We think we had about 400 scouts through all told – about 300 on the first day and 100 on the second. They seemed to really enjoy it and the buzz through the patrols was to come to our base. It was a good mix of entertainment and learning and plenty of activity to keep them engaged.
The team on the base did really well. We had 2 Leias as planned, two evil characters (Darth Vader and Darth Sidious), Han Solo, Obi Wan and then everyone else was a rebel fighter or a Jedi. The R2D2 bin went down particularly well! By the end we were satisfied but exhausted, but had been marked twice by the HQ teams and then asked to stay in costume as the base closed on Sunday, which meant we were in the running for a prize.
We came 4th overall (out of 30 bases), which was awesome as it was my first time running a base.