Event ‘a fitting tribute’ to longtime Scout member

By Antony Gedge in Local People

A CEREDIGION scouting competition is the perfect tribute to a long-standing member of the Scouts who spent decades involved in the organisation, his son has said.

The organisers of the ‘Incident Hike’, which has been run by the Penparcau Scouts for the last four years, have said that the event will now see the winning scout group presented with the Ken Roberts Shield in tribute of Ken, who spent around 70 years involved in scouting in Wales, including in Aberystwyth.

Ken sadly died two years ago, which prompted the hike organisers to dedicate the event in Ken’s memory, and now a special shield has been produced for the event to commemorate Ken’s links with scouting.

Peter Roberts, Ken’s son, said he was delighted to see the event commemorate his father and had been surprised with a £250 donation from Tregaron Scouts to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Ken.

The hike sees scout groups across Ceredigion invited to take part in a 25-mile hike over two days with a range of ‘incidents’.

Keith Jones, of Penparcau Scouts, said: “It involves teams hiking around and having ‘incidents’ along the way. There is competition in the incidents.

“It might be a first aid incident or a bird identification incident or a physical challenge.

“It all ties in with using scouting skills, so things like building a fire and using a compass."

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