AN ADVENTUROUS team of Scout leaders and parents are preparing to walk 100km to raise money to abolish poverty.
This summer a team made up of leaders, committee members and parents from 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group will join hundreds of walkers as they attempt to trek 100km non-stop across the Yorkshire Dales.
Walking through the night the team, made up five walkers and two support crew members, will tackle steep climbs and rough terrain as they attempt to finish the challenge in just 30 hours.
The team, self-named ‘Ince and Elton Muddy Boots’, hope to raise almost £1,500 to help eradicate worldwide poverty by taking part in the annual Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge this June.
In preparation for the challenge the team have braved wind, rain and even snow, walking for miles in the countryside at least twice a week in the hope it will help boost their fitness and team morale.
Speaking about the challenge, father-of-two and team leader Steve Spencer said: “I’ve been looking at doing something that can make a difference for a year or so now so when I received an email after drinking a bottle of red wine I thought it was exactly what I needed.
“After cajoling leaders and various parents into thinking we were going for a short stroll at the weekend we now have a great team.
“We have been walking two to three times a week now since November and are confident we will be able to complete the course and raise a lot of money for Oxfam GB.”
Starting in Skipton, the challenging route will see the group hike across the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park before heading back to the starting line.
To sponsor the Scouts’ team visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=1stinceandelton.org.uk&isTeam=true