For some thirteen years I was an assistant Cub Scout leader with the 6th Ashford group. After two and a half years of planning nineteen of us set off on a three-week adventure


We left HQ at 7.30am on Monday 31 July 2000 and got to sleep at Camp Barnard on Victoria Island some 26 hours later (1am local time) following an eleven hour flight, nearly two hours at sea, and seemly endless driving