Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud at Pedal Car Olympics Jan 2023

17th January 2023 by Claire Shadbolt

Embrace the mud – our motto for the weekend. And mud was everywhere.

For a winter camp, it was not that cold. But we did have a Saturday morning of rain. Just to make more mud.

We arrive Friday 13 January and straight off to the canteen for dinner. The catering crew were fantastic all weekend making sure we fed with warm, and tasty food. After dinner we pitch our tents and snuggled down for the night.

Saturday started and each of our three teams started their races. Ten races across the two days. Whilst they were not racing they were climbing, tomahawking, archery, rifle shooting, cave bus, zip lining and a favourite – cresta run.

Saturday evening and the Scouts played on giant inflatables and everyone of them enjoyed the silent disco – whilst the leaders were next door playing guess that song, as the music might have been silent, but the singing along was anything but silent.

Sunday came all too quickly. As the races continued, we also struck camp and got ready for the finals. One Scout did make it through to the final – and we made sure to cheer him to second place.

There were 120 teams. 38 of them were Explorers (or similar “seniors”) and the remainder were Scouts (or similar “juniors”). Our Explorer team won a race, one explorer achieved gold in another, and second explorer achieved bronze in another. Congratulations and well done team Pedally McPedal Face.