In a World’s first for the Scouting movement, groups of Scouts are walking in teams of 10 to Nyeri in Kenya – to the grave of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement – without leaving the County.
Through a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery, Northamptonshire’s Scouts have linked-up with local health and wellness Company Activ8rlives. Each Scout wears a BuddyBand2 waterproof activity tracker throughout the day and uploads their step count to their team’s website using an App on their Smartphone. Progress of the team of 10 is plotted on the spectucular route automatically.
Teams can see where the other teams have got to on Google EarthTM, to introduce a bit of motivating competitive spirit. They will need it: the journey is 8,000 miles long and will take 6 months to complete together. All this and not a Country border to cross or passport in sight!
The World-Walk Adventure is a team game. Everyone is encouraged to contribute...