Every year we have either ‘Mums and Cubs’ or ‘Dads and Cubs’ and this year it was Dads and Cubs.
The Cubs showed their Dads how to play lots of exciting games (not that the Dads were competitive) and showed them how to navigate using a map in the rain!
Our slightly wet campsite before the sun came out on Saturday
We walked over the Roman Baths at Welwyn and this was the first time for most of the Dads. Best of all we even got to meet Tony Rook who found the original baths just before the A1(M) went over the top of them.
Tony Rook and the Cub Scouts making their promise underneath the A1(M) at the Roman Baths
A good time was had by all and next year it is the Mum’s turn!
Well we had a great time (as usual) at PACCAR camp site with lots of activities (abseiling, caving, walking, shooting, orienteering and go-karts).
Cub Scouts after the ‘Rabbit Run’
This time the weather smiled on us and we had sunshine all the time. The Beavers visited us and spent some time finding out what Cub Scouts do and why we have so much fun.
Cub Scouts is all about the ‘Everyday Adventure’ and we had a climbing and archery evening at the Priory School on Wednesday.
The climbing wall is a full size indoor climbing wall and the Cubs had a great time.
Thanks to Danielle Weetman and Paul Scourfield for the photos.
Gearing up for the wall
Practising on the traversing area
It does go up a long way!
A very long way!
We also did archery but not many photos of that
A great evening that we will repeat in the future.
It is always exciting to see Hitchin’s Scouts and Guides out ‘en masse’ in the town and to see what a huge organisation we are in Hitchin.
11th Cubs were part of the parade and we all re-made our promises and had a great time in the Market Square. The rain held off and a good time was had by all.
PS: You can even see my office in the background!
Another term over and done and lots of exciting activities (and some badge work as well) but we have one last thing to do to complete the Spring Term.
The bowling at RAF Henlow last night was the final part of the Six competition and the results were nail biting!
At the start of the night we had 4 Sixes separated by only 4 points (80-84) – there was all to play for.
Yellow Six (Nat’s Six) scored the 2 highest scores for the bowling (Felix on 110 and Gideon on 97) and came from the back to leap to the front. The results of the Six Competition are therefore:
- Yellow: 87
- White: 86
- Red and Green: 81
- Blue: 76
Well done to Yellow Six and they will get to wear the ‘Cubs 100’ Neckerchiefs for the next term.
Green Six (last term’s winner) will hand over the special neckerchiefs at the start of the first meeting in next term to Yellow Six as the competition winners bask in the glory.
Where else do you go for 10-pin bowling other than your local RAF base?
RAF Henlow is our local base and they have an excellent 4 lane bowling alley that is available for local people (not just for organisations but also for public). It is a great site and we can take the Cubs bowling and keep them under supervision because we have the whole of the bolwing area to ourselves.
The Cubs had a great time and the winners were Yellow Six (Felix and Gideon were the highest scorers) with the Leaders struggling far behind!
Back next term with more of the everyday adventure.
Patrols started with £20. The Patrol Leader hired equipment to carry out activities, for which they were paid. The highest earning Patrol won the evening. Roll on Alan Sugar!!!
We joined with the rest of Hitchin District for our annual parade, followed by a camp fire in the Market Square (OK, no actual flames!) For the first time, our friends from Hitchin Guiding also joined us – which included the Christchurch units of course. For photos, see the Comet newspaper.
Patrols used maps and compasses to plan next week’s route, and make notes on navigation and landmarks to use while walking.
We looked at dealing with incidents and assessing casualties, and Scouts practised the recovery position. Here’s hoping we never need it for real!