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Monday 21 May 2012

ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt takes London by storm!
ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt takes London by storm!
Photo: Cubs from Steatham Sea Scout Group outside the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square Credit: Dan Pryor

The 2012 London Scavenger Hunt has once again been an unrivalled success. Over 600 young people from Scout groups across the UK took part in this year’s event on Saturday 19 May, raising vital awareness of ShelterBox disaster relief and having lots of fun in the process!
The participants were challenged to navigate their way around some of London’s most famous landmarks whilst taking part in some secret challenges. 

A team from 1st Missenden Scout Group won the 2012 ShelterBox London Scavenger Hunt in the Scouts/Explorers category whilst a team from St Paul's Scout Group won the cub scouts category.
The event is organised by Young ShelterBox, a programme that aims to engage young people in the UK with ShelterBox’s disaster relief work, providing positive avenues of response and aiming to empower children as global citizens with the knowledge that their actions can make a difference.

John Applegate, Leader at St Paul's Scout Group, said: ‘This is the first time we have done this and it has been great, the cubs really enjoyed it.’

Sian Evans, a Scout from the winning 1st Great Missenden group said: “It was really fun and we are really happy, winning two years in a row is fantastic.' 
Emma Nicholls, Young ShelterBox Project Manager, said: ‘Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Scavenger Hunt! It is one of our flagship events and is a fantastic way to get to know London while discovering more about the exciting world of international disaster relief. We are delighted that so many young people joined in and had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming many more groups in next year’s Scavenger Hunt!’
For more information and to find out how to register for next year’s event click here
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