We have just got back from a really successful camping skills weekend.
The programme was on Saturday
Tent pitching school
Flag break and investitures
Axe and saw training
Lunch (always popular)
Wide game – man hunt including the new occasional game ‘shoe hunt’
Camp fire with
cocoa and doughnuts Sleep!
The menus our teams cooked in the competition were
Stags: Homemade tomato soup / Chicken curry with rice and flat breads / Grilled bananas with chocolate filling
Foxes: Kebabs made with chicken, red peppers, onion and mushrooms / spaghetti with tomato sauce with meatballs and cheese / pancakes topped with fresh fruit
On Sunday, after an early start as the clocks had sprung forward
Home in time for lunch
The scouts did very well and all enjoyed, what was for many of them, their first camp as scouts. Maggie and Natasha did an excellent job as patrol leaders too.
After the somewhat disappointing end to
Great Balls of Fire 2: The balls bite back, where we failed to ignite our fireballs. We had another go on Friday, this time with more success!
Seven of our beavers received their Chief Scouts Bronze Awards from the Mayor, Cllr R Hogarth this week
Well done all of you
In somewhat of an anticlimax, our balls failed to light at the end of our trebuchet building evening on Friday.
The hands in pockets approach to tying lashes
We will investigate our ball issue and have another go at firing them next week.
After an long evening quizzing, the
Bourbon Bunch came out top by a single point in the Sporting Quiz.
Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the evening and the fantastic food.
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You knew that, if the Cubs organised the evening themselves, there would be sweets involved, and that’s how it turned out!
They started with a
paper aeroplane design challenge (sweets as prizes) to a paper aeroplane race (sweets as prizes) – won by Alfie.
The ladder game was followed by – which team can build the highest Polo tower (Kai’s group) (you can guess what the prize was). The evening finished off with an eating-sweets-with-chopsticks challenge (no prize necessary).
Let’s hope they all cleaned their teeth properly before bed! Well done to the Sixers and Seconders
Written with the help of Daisy!
Cubs competing to see who is best at eating sweets with chopsticks
Our scouts completed a night hike around Godden Green and Ightham Mote last night. They all did really well – each taking a turn guiding their groups and ticked off a chunk of their Outdoor Challenges.
After a hot chocolate back at the hut, you have never seen scouts go to sleep so quickly!
Tired scouts at the end of their hike
The weather really helped, as despite all the recent rain most of the route was solid underfoot.
View 2014-03-07 Night Hike Route in a larger map
Stats for the route were:
Distance: 9.4 km
Total Ascent: 191 m
Total Descent: 243 m
Start Elevation: 197 m
End Elevation: 145 m
Min Elevation: 97 m
Max Elevation: 203 m
This year’s “Active Kids” scheme starts on 29th January 14 and runs until 20th May 2014.
Please collect the vouchers and post them in the collecting box at the Scout Hut. The leaders are currently browsing the catalogue and compiling their “wish list”.
Thanks to your generosity, we received two big bags of sports equipment, which everyone in the group uses.
Following on from last year’s quiz night, we have a new and improved one for 2014 – this time with MORE activities for children – MORE questions for teens – MORE food options.
Food-wise, we will be serving chili con carne with rice or a tomato pasta.
Tickets are £4 (children’s portion) / £6 (adult / teenager sized portion) for food and the quiz
or £2 for just the quiz.
Speak to your Section Leader for tickets.