Hungerford Scouts Checkpoint for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2023

If you are out & about over the Easter weekend watching the Devizes to Westminster canoe race, why not come along the towpath to the Croft Field to see the Hungerford Checkpoint in action.

Operated for many years by 1st Hungerford Scout Group, the checkpoint records the safe passage of all canoeists. Any entrants who are too slow on this end of the 125-mile journey are not permitted to continue onto the more challenging River Thames.

The checkpoint is open on Good Friday & Easter Saturday (7 & 8 April), and also supplies tea, coffee, cakes etc to canoeists, support teams, spectators, dog-walkers and passers-by.

1st Hungerford Scout Group welcomes boys and girls from age 6 as Beavers, from 8 years as Cubs, and from 10.5 years as Scouts. If you would like to know more about Scouting for your child, or how you could become involved as an adult helper, please contact Group Scout Leader, Matt Head on


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