Scouts take on back country

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For a group of scouts, the new year meant an opportunity to see some of the Mid Canterbury back country at its best.

Led by Don Geddes, Dan and Matt Symons, Jo Welsh and Lew Shaw, 15 teenagers set out from Lake Heron Station and over the following two days, tramped to Stour Bridge, tenting overnight at Seagull Lake and on through to the east and west confluence of the Stour River on day two.