Walk 240,000 miles in one day they said! Equal to the distance to the moon. This was UK Scouting’s seemingly impossible challenge to young people across the UK as part of BBC’s Big Night In raising money for Comic Relief and Children in Need.
With so many members across the land, if we all covered 1 mile at least 240,000 miles didn’t seem so impossible as long as we did it together. Naturally 3rd Macc couldn’t resist playing our part and rose to the challenge. Of course this was right in the middle of lockdown so we each took part as families. Being part of something as huge as this felt fantastic!
In all 45 members covered at least one mile up and down the stairs, dashing round the garden, and short walks in the local area too.
Not that we are at all competitive, but here’s the breakdown of the distances per section. Well done Cubs, you pipped the Scouts to the achieve the greatest distance.
Beavers: 13.76 miles
Cubs: 63.29 miles
Scouts: 59.66 miles
Leaders: 69.12 miles
Parents: 25.74 miles
Several group members added a twist to their walk either in fancy dress or by making it even harder. Here are a few highlights.