Troon’s 28th Ayrshire Scout Group got together for the final time in 2021 on December 17.

The Scouts rounded off a challenging year in the scouting world by taking part in a midnight hike.

They also took part in some festive themed challenges, creating a ‘sleigh’ to transport their PLs through a Christmas obstacle course, before teaming up for a relay race to transport Melty the Snowman.

Twenty of the young people then stayed on for a Midnight Hike around Troon on one of the longest nights of the year, before bivouacking into Saturday for their December Zodiac, and bagging a coveted sub-Zero award in the process.

The fire was roaring to keep the scouts and leaders heated and they had some story time as well, before talking on a pitch black stroll along Troon beach, which was eerily quiet.

It was a great event to round off a year in which all scouts showed their resilience.

Good food and some tasty hot chocolate was also enjoyed by all.

This was also the final event as a Scout Leader for Craig, who rounded off nearly 40 years in frontline Scouting before he moves on to his role as Group Chairman.

A spokesperson for Troon’s 28th Ayrshire Scout Group said: “Thanks everyone for your support in making this event possible, and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for 2022.”

Well done to all involved, and all the best for 2022.