It seems that Scouting has come on a bit since my days of pitching tents in soggy fields and learning to tie various forms of knots. 1st Old Malden Scout unit have sent me this piece of news:
"Six members of 1st Old Malden’s Titan Explorer Scout Unit were awarded with the prize of an afternoon of zorbing in the Surrey countryside.
The award went to members of Titan’s blue division, who scored the highest number of points across the term for activities including football, rifle shooting, crafts, and the legendary Titan Olympics.
Zorbing is an activity wher the participant is strapped inside an inflatable ball and rolled down a hill. The Explorers have wanted to give this a try for some time, and were lucky enough to have two rides each – one strapped into a harness and one hydro-ride which can be compared to riding in a washing machine!
There were a lot of screams, a lot of soaked clothes, and a lot of smiles all round.
Explorer scout Sophie Humphrey 15, said “It was great fun… wet, awesome and funny!”"