Two teams from Ardsley took part in the Barnsley Night Challenge in March 2014. Our Explorer team were overall winners, and our Scout team came 5th. The teams had to navigate their way around a 6 mile course, in the dark, completing tasks for points at checkpoints along the route.
The Barnsley Night Challenge is an annual event organised by the Silverwood Active Support Unit. This year 18 teams from Groups all over Barnsley took part.
Our Scout troop fielded an all-girl team, comprising Fran O, Daisy P, Chloe R and Madison T. They drew the 7pm departure slot and set off just as it turned dark. They completed the event at 1.30am, along the way collecting 297 points, which placed them 5th overall. This was a very creditable result for a team of relatively young Scouts, competing in this event for the first time.
Our Explorer team, comprising Sam D, Ronan W, Niall G, Sam C and Laurie A, drew the 10.45pm departure slot and were one of the last teams to set off. They completed the event around 3am, having collected a total of 556 points, enough to make them the overall winners of the Explorer competition.
Overall it was an excellent result for both Ardsley teams, so well done to all those who took part.
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