Duck Race 2018

This year’s duck race is on Sunday 8th July! Here’s all the information you need to know:

It’s been very warm recently and the good weather looks set to continue, so please take a few minutes to think about yourselves before coming down;

1. Have you got sun tan lotion (shade is limited down by the river)?

2. Have you got bug repellent (as with everywhere at the moment, there are horse flies about) ?

3. Liquids – of course we’ll have drinks for sale down by the river, but do you need to bring down some additional water or drink due to the heat?

4. The river is very tempting, especially in the hot weather, but please be warned, the depth of the river varies dramatically. For example, at the finish line it is about knee height, but just beyond that, it is over 6 foot (taller than an adult).

Just a reminder, this is not a formal Scout meeting, so parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their own children at all times.


What is a Duck Race?
We float about 1700 plastic ducks along the river to see which duck will reach the finish line first

What are the prizes?
The prizes for the winning ducks are as follows:
1st – £125       2nd – £80       3rd – £50       4th – £20       5th – £10       6th – £5

How to I participate?
Each duck costs £1, and you can either fill in the sheets handed out to the North Leigh Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts, or alternatively you can email
(Please note, the ducks are not yours to keep, as we reuse them every year!)

When is the Duck Race?
It’s on Sunday 8th July, and the afternoon starts at 12 noon, with the first race at 1pm

Where is it?
It will be held in the same place as previous years (The River Evenlode between Combe and East End) – the maps below show the exact location, and it is well sign-posted on the day of the event

Duck Race Map – OS
Duck Race Map – Satellite Map

Is there anything else to do whilst we’re there?
Yes! We will have a BBQ, welly wanging, a tombola, and a few other stalls. Additionally, there will be a couple of stalls to help fundraise for the Oxfordshire World Scout Jamboree Unit and the Oxforshire Sweden Explorer Belt Unit

It’s our main fundraising event of the year, so it would be great to see as many people there as possible!

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