Cubs from the 4th & 9th hiked from Shoreham. They took in the view from Meenfield wood and then went on to meet Beavers at the Otford Solar System.
Next they stopped for chips on their way to Mill Lane followed by a campfire! Everyone slept outside with many Cubs hammocking or bivouacking for the first time all under our fantastic outside shelter. Many first nights away were achieved.
Our first 2 night outdoor camp in over 2 years took place at Mill Lane last weekend. The older Beavers, soon to become Cubs, joined us on the first night, sleeping indoors and enjoying a hot dog and chocolate around the campfire.
We focused on camp skills over the weekend, cooking twice on fires, pizza wrap for lunch and foil vegetable and meat parcels for supper as well as dutch oven Jambalaya. We used saws and axes, making mallets and fire strikers.
Today 60 young people (plus siblings and parents!) took part in the 58th JOTA today. We had 24 Beavers, 25 Cubs, 8 Scouts and 3 Explorers talk over the radio airwaves to other Scout groups they also tried out Morse code machines too! Great fun was had by all and a huge thank you goes to the West Kent Amateur Radio Society for spending the whole day with us.
We even managed a few conversations as part of JOTI (Jamboree on the internet), including contacting someone from Borneo and Malta. We will be a bit more organised on that front next year.
“Every young person deserves an adventure” & that is what 30 4th Sevenoaks Cubs did today at Lower Grange Farm the Kent Scout HQ! Climbing, Zorbing, pedal carting & much more. Thanks to all the parents, leaders and young leaders that gave up their afternoon.
Testing out Human Hungry Hippos was the final activity for Greatness Cubs this term and was thoroughly enjoyed by all cubs, two scouts, and two young leaders. Even one leader had a go too! As well as enjoying themselves, they learnt how to tie and use a bowline and a figure of eight knot.
Further ‘testing’ will take place at Cubs’ Summer Camp.