Marathon Hike for new Goostrey Scout Hut

Last weekend, 20 young Scouts from Goostrey aged 11 – 14 undertook a gruelling sponsored “marathon” weekend hike of up to 26 miles along the Gritstone trail in the Peak District to raise money for the building of the new Scout Hut opposite the Crown Inn in Goostrey.

Scouts hike on the Cloud
Scouts hike on the Cloud

The photograph shows the hardy band of 20 Scouts and 6 leaders who made it to the top of “the Cloud” at the end of the two day hike.

David Giles, Group Scout Leader of 1st Goostrey Scouts, said: “I am very proud and impressed by the determination and perseverance of our young Scouts who managed this very challenging hike, led by 6 very able and committed leaders.  They have made a very big personal contribution to achieving our new Scout Hut and youth centre, which I hope as many sponsors as possible will  recognise in their donations.”

Neil Memmott, Scout Leader paid tribute to the tenacity of the Scouts, saying  “The groups took a very arduous route on Saturday taking in White Nancy, Tegg’s Nose and Shuttlingsloe or Crocker Hill, starting at 9 in the morning and walking until just before dark at 6pm.  Then they had to be mentally and physically tough to get up and walk again on Sunday.”

“Many thanks to all who have sponsored our Scouts on this hike – which has raised more than £2000 to date – but we hope that  people will continue to be generous, as the donation website for the hike will remain for some weeks” – see :

Please like and share the Scouts’ new page on Facebook to get as many people involved as possible in this fundraising effort.  Follow the link:

David Giles, Group Scout Leader


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