Kilbryde Hike 2016Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Forty seven years since its inception, this year’s Boys’ Brigade Kilbryde Hike saw over 90 young people aged 12-18 years old cover 30 miles on foot over the course of two days over the 11th and 12th of June.
The 29 teams walked and ran the 30-mile course – 18 miles on Saturday (11 June) and another 12 miles on Sunday (12 June). They started in Auldhouse, south of East Kilbride and finished at Eaglesham on the Sunday.
The teams were required to navigate themselves around the windfarms and open moors, make their way along long paths and farm tracks and tackle a series of challenges. The course tested their mental, physical and teamwork skills with quizzes and assault courses thrown in for good measure.
Andrew Sturgeon, 7th East Kilbride company, said:
“This year’s hike was my second time doing it and was definitely tougher than last year! Best part of the two days was the water challenge.”
Scott Pilkington, 128th Glasgow company, who achieved his Queen’s Badge this year, said:
“This was my third time to complete the Kilbryde Hike.
“It’s a really worthwhile and useful experience, especially in preparation for completing my Duke of Edinburgh’s award.”
Teams came from The Boys’ Brigade and Scouts Scotland. Learn more about the Kilbryde Hike here.
Bill Stevenson, Director for The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, said:
“I’m delighted that the hike is proving as popular as ever, both with young people from BB, but also other organisations. The experiences over the two days test a variety of skills, not least team work and navigation.
“Through our programmes, events like the Kilbryde Hike, and thanks to the commitment of our volunteers, we can offer young people a real sense of fun, adventure and challenge.”