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As July drew into August and our various international contingents made their way home a contingent of scouts from both troops headed off to somewhere a little closer to home for a hike a long the Norfolk Coast.

Friday night saw us hosted by our friends at 1st Sherringham Sea Scouts who we would like thank for their brilliant hospitality! Saturday saw our intrepid gang first encounter a seal basking in the sun at Sherringham life Boat House before we headed along the coast.

Hiking is all very well but when its a sunny day…. and you happen to come to the beach at Cromer early afternoon… what else can you do but go for a swim? Even if the north sea is a touch fresh! Fully refreshed the scouts headed along the increasingly remote and beautiful coast reaching Mundesley for fish and chips and epic stone skimming competition on the beach at dinner time.

We were hosted for the evening by the very hospitable village hall and would like to thank them for the excellent accomodation 🙂

Sunday saw the scouts head in land and navigate their way through the Norfolk countryside to North Walsham, tired but very proud of a long trek well completed.

Our expedition draws to a close and we are sad to say farewell to Cambridge, Ontario.  We bring back so many tales to tell, new friendships made and a considerable quantity of maple syrup.

We thank our Canadian hosts for their warm welcome, extensive support and sheer hard work looking after us and providing the most amazing experiences our young people could possibly have wished for.

Special thanks to the Canadian Scouters – the awesome Katie, Ana, Philippe and Mike – and our own Leader team – Ben, Sabine, Lucy and Bruce.  They have all sacrificed their holiday time to be responsible for looking after our young people and delivering them back to us safe, happy and with a warm glow – “we did it, wow!”.

Au revoir, Toronto. A bientot!




We move on to Haliburton Scout Reserve, a beautiful terrain of 5000 acres of woods and lakes. Our scouts have experienced great food, canoeing, low ropes, thunderstorms, a challenging climbing wall, cake, fishing, a camp fire and the somewhat scary sight of machete-wielding leaders.

Look out for Timmy the Turtle!

The beauty of Haliburton

The spectacular, powerful, awe-inspiring Niagara Falls provided the scene for a great excursion and an immersive experience!

A long day out to Toronto, taking in the sights of the big city, ascending the CN Tower and a fun evening at The Blue Jays baseball game.