Over the last few months, as we all continue to adapt to the restrictions in place due to COVID19, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) trainers have had to find alternative ways to ensure we can continue to keep our skills at the highest standards.
Some of these sessions, while still focusing on key skills, have had a more light hearted approach and have encouraged taking part with other members of their household.
Our last training session was based around navigation and included an orienteering style post box hunt. The challenge was to walk, run, ride, crawl around team’s local areas in search of Royal Mail’s red post boxes.
A map of each area was provided and the challenge was to hunt down as many as possible in a 2 hour window, with the proof being a selfie alongside each post box found.
For those members currently self isolating their challenge was a series of navigational questions, testing their knowledge of both Harveys and Ordnance survey maps.