With the UK following suit a few weeks after, though under different conditions, 4th St Albans and 1st Madrid troops joined up with a plan to keep everyone active.
Starting on Easter Monday both troops would add their steps on a pedometer on mobile phones or watch and convert them to the 1505km needed to reach each other.
Each night everyone texts their team totals via their group chats to Group Scout Leader Catherine Fenton, who converts total to approximate kilometres and plots a course.
Scouts are required to research an interesting fact about each town they reach. At this moment 1st Madrid have just left Nantes, birthplace of Jules Verne, and are heading towards the ferry at Ouitreheim to Portsmouth. 156035 steps!