Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) - Sat 10th May 2014

JOTT_2014_Badge7e2b58.gifJamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can.

JOTT is held on the second Saturday of May each year. 2014 will be the 17th year that JOTT has been run.

21 Cubs, Scouts and Leaders from the 10th Worcester (Crown East) Scout Group took part in the 17th Annual Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) on Saturday 10th May 2014. The Cubs went for a four hour hike around the forestry trails in the Wyre Forest and along the trackbed of the old Tenbury and Bewdley railway line (closed 1964). The weather was changeable but other than a couple of light showers the hike was all in clear weather.

The Cubs searched the woods at the edge of the tracks looking for different wildflowers to identify and tick off on a sheet as part of their Naturalists badge. Lunch was eaten sat by the railway watching out for the nationally rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly which lives in this area. Several were seen during our hike as the sun came out and warmed up the surroundings enough.

On the way back we passed from broadleaved into coniferous woodland and inspected a large anthill teaming with wood ants. We then crossed under the Go Ape zip wires and headed back to the start with most Cubs voting that they wanted to return to have a go on the high ropes.