The Gig for the weekend was our Trinity
500, which has 4 Pulling (rowing) a Lazy Bow and a Cox.
The first of the Crews boarded at a small
slip in Wargrave and we made our way out onto the River. We made
good progress to Marsh Lock and then the Scouts settled in for
the days longest stretch. With a head wind for most of the way
the Scouts still made good progress and we arrived at the next
lock in about 2 hours. Just after the lock we stopped at Aston
Ferry Slip to swap crews, before carrying onto Hurley. We beat
the ground crew to Hurley lock and when they caught up we moved
onto Temple Lock. With the last crew for the day on board we
headed for the slip at Marlow and the finish for the day.
On the Sunday we meet back at Marlow slip
and that days crew got ready for the days row. After passing
through Marlow lock the Scouts settled in for the longest
stretch for the day. After 1 ½ hours we reached the next lock
and the gigs crew worked the lock, before rowing on. The next
leg took us to Boulters Lock for a well-earned break and lunch.
With another crew on board we made for the next Lock at Bray and
then onto Boveney Lock. With a final crew swap we headed for the
finish line in Windsor.
Having completed the 26 miles, the scouts
all headed home having done great over the weekend. Now it was
time to collect the Sponsor money and the Scouts did just as
well, with just over £200 pounds raised by one Scout alone.
All the money will go into our Special projects fund which is
currently raising money to repair our Scout Huts roof and
increase the groups facilities at the hut. We also need to raise
money to overhaul our other gig and bring it back into working
here to look at all our photos.