Portsmouth cub scouts show they’ve got survival skills

HIKERS Corey Smith, left, Shannon-Marie Harvell, Cain-Levi Wallace, George Ward, Clayton-Lee Wallace and Tulula Romer from the 62nd Portsmouth (Wymering) Cubs
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CUB Scouts used their map reading skills and survival techniques as they competed against each other in a 6km hike.

Eighty youngsters from Portsmouth went up against each other to claim victory at the annual hiking competition in Droxford.

All 13 teams, who averaged three and a half hours, had to navigate along country roads and public footpaths to six specified locations where they pitched their Scouting skills against each other to gain points.

Winners on the day were 72nd Portsmouth Cub Scouts from Widley with 49 points out of a possible 60.

Eddie Davies, nine, said: ‘My favourite activity was having to throw balls into a bucket blindfolded.’

Tyler Gibons, nine, added: ‘We won and we didn’t get lost! Using the planks of wood and crates to get across the shark invested waters was the hardest part.’

Cub Scouting in Portsmouth has grown by seven per cent in the past year, from 334 to 359 members.