2010 Lord Derby

The 2010 GMW Lord Derby competition where teams fought for the
John Bell trophy was held on the 10th April at the
Middlewood scout campsite. Like last year I ordered perfect sunny
weather and the 5 teams enjoyed the 9 bases put by leaders of the
county. These included a minefield, sheepdog trials and making a
perfect square all these being blindfolded. On top of these they
had to catapult an egg, get the team 1 Metre off the ground,
geocach, make fires on water, comepete in a number challenge and
erect a tent within a tent. 43rd Salford won the event
on 203 points with 2nd Davyhulme and 2nd
Stretford coming joint second with 200 points in the closest
contest for years. Well done to these teams and to
3rd/1st Eccles and 17th Stretford
who also took part. Thank you to the leaders who put on the bases.
Download the complete score sheet here. Watch out next year’s event. The teams
do not have to be perfect to have fun in the event and learn
something they didn’t know in terms of skills or themselves as a

The winners (the teddy is the mascot and not part of the


The two patrols who came second.

2nd Places 2010