‘Marathon in a Month’ Summer Challenge

Can you complete a ‘Marathon in a Month’ this August?

It’s almost the Summer Holidays and a time where families are hopefully able to get away and spend some quality time outdoors. Together, let’s continue to put the ‘out’ in Scouting and challenge ourselves to walk/run/jog/skip a marathon in a month, making the most of the nice weather in August, wherever you are in the world. 

We have put together a comprehensive ‘Summer Walking Challenge’ booklet to support your family in having fun this August, while also supporting our charitable group to thrive. Everyone can join in at their own pace and you can set a target that is achievable for you!

We have included a sponsorship form to help motivate the Beavers/Cubs/Scouts to persevere through the challenge to meet their target, knowing that they will benefit from new and exciting activity equipment, improved nights away experiences and enhanced programme resources.  

Please see the attached PDF documents:

   1. Poster with suggested routes and challenge ideas.

   2. Log Sheet to record your completed miles and Eye Spy challenge for along the way.

   3. Sponsorship Form to help raise funds to replace old/damaged camping equipment and to support activities.

Please return any completed Log Sheets, Eye Spy and Sponsorship Forms to your Section Leaders in September. Alternatively, you could upload them to the ‘Events at Home’ area here in OSM.   We will then update your child’s record to reflect any badge criteria achieved – to name a few, these may include the Personal Challenge, the Teamwork Challenge, the Hikes Staged Badge and the Hobbies, Sports, Health&Fitness Activity Badges.  

Happy walking ……. Don’t forget to share your holiday snaps on our Social Media / OSM Chat Room groups!!

Good luck!

‘Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout