Harborough-area scouts compete in shield quest

Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall
Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall
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A team of youngsters from the 1st Bowdens won a century-old award during a closely-fought crafts and skills competition at Misterton Hall near Lutterworth.

The Fraser Shield is a 104-year-old award competed for by scout groups from all over the Harborough district.

Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall

Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall

Queens Guard Patrol from the 1st Bowdens group won the competition – earning the most points in categories including camping standards and cooking.

Adam Bowditch, patrol leader of Queen’s Guard said “Everyone worked really well as a team over the weekend, running the camp and completing lots of challenges.”

The presentation of the Fraser Shield was made by Heather Craven of Misterton Hall

During the weekend, the 13 patrols also competed in an incident hike for Adam’s Challenge. The 9km walk required teams to navigate to find and complete four challenges and Bulldog Patrol from 1st Fleckney were winners.

Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall

Queens Guard patrol from 1st Bowdens Wescouts has won the decades-old Fraser Shield for 2016 after a closely-fought competition at Misterton Hall

In presenting the shield, Dave Mugridge said the challenge was set up in memory of his son Adam, a Foxton scout who was killed in a cycling accident in 2006.