Ottery Explorers take on 24-hour extravaganza

OTTERY Explorer Scouts took part in non-stop activities over a period of 24 hours at the weekend.

Youngsters joined more than 100 other Explorers from Cornwall and Devon annual Kernow 24 near Bodmin.

“Explorers pitched a couple of hiking tents for anyone who needed to catch a few hours kip during the challenge- but no one did,” said Scout leader John Green.

Group members went 40 hours without sleep as they took on an eight mile hike, and activities that included a shooting range, laser battlefield, kayaking, circus skills, laser clay pigeon shooting, BMX bikes, archery, zip wires and much more before returning home on Sunday.

“Most Explorers had a very quiet Sunday!,” added John.

Explorer Scouts is open to anyone aged 14 to 18. Contact John on 07740 772099 for more information.