Esher Scouts Orienteering Club have won the Southern Navigators’ 2015-16 Junior League. This is the first time that the club has won in the thirty years of the series. The win is particularly notable as the trophy has been shared between two schools for 19 of the last 20 years!
The team of scouts includes boys from 1st Hinchley Wood and from other groups in the Elmbridge District had wrapped up the competition ahead of the final round, but individual trophies were decided at the final event, with three going to orienteers in their first season.
Idris from 1st Hinchley Wood won the Alex Lane trophy for most improved runner during the series, and achieved fourth place in the B7 category. More details are available from South London Orienteers.
Over 30 scouts turned out during the course of the series. The scouts’ orienteering will continue with a set of one-off events through the summer and the Saturday series will resume in September.