Hike to the Moon!

Scouts are going on a #HikeToTheMoon!

On 23 April, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief are getting together for the Big Day In (on radio), and the Big Night In on BBC1 from 7pm. They’ll celebrate the people making a difference across the UK and fundraise to support the people most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Bear Grylls is asking us to get involved too. We’re asking young people, volunteers, parents, and carers to hike just one mile each – we’ve done the maths, and it’s about 2,000 steps or 20 minutes walking on the spot.

You can hike around your home or garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one) but please be safe and follow government advice – you don’t need to leave your home to take part.

Full details of how to get involved, record your miles and donate plus suggestions for alternatives if you dont want to walk and the video messge from Bear Grylls are on the Scout website


You don’t have to wait for 23 April to hike your miles. Get started now by pulling on your walking boots (or more likely, your slippers).  It took the Apollo XI crew three days to reach the Moon – let’s see how long it takes Scouts!

So what are you waiting for? We’ll see you on the moon!

Please let me know what you do so we can record our Groups involvement

Stay Safe

Alys Helm

Group Scout Leader