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Cubs: Christmas Caper - Disney Style

posted 2 Dec 2012, 04:17 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:09 ]
Cubs dressed up as characters from their favourite Disney films
drumming workshopOver 100 cub scouts from all over the district converged on Oxclose Community Academy in Washington today for their Christmas Caper, Disney style. The fun packed day gave girls and boys the chance to meet new friends whilst having a go at themed challenges that were creative, physical, team-based and of course, down-right fun.

Down at the track, Cars raced, whilst the search for Aladdin's lamp among the messy cub's tent continued in earnest. Jungle (Book) fever was very obvious as Just Dance Disney Party had cubs 'swinging along' whilst Tigger (looking remarkably like John, 1st Herrington's volunteer Cub Scout Leader) dished out the bush-tucker trials. Daniel from 3rd Washington drew the short straw and ate a meal worm. His video says it all!

Josh, aged 9 said, "I've really enjoyed making things today. I spent time at home with my mum making my Monsters Inc costume, and I'm really proud of that. Its been really good fun and I love being with my friends in cubs."

Creativity and learning were not missed off as Mary Poppins helped cubs explore fossils and minerals, Lion King young leader Chris led a drumming workshop and Mickey Mouse calendars were assembled. Fishing with magnets meant cubs could test their dexterity Finding Nemo thanks to 1st Eppleton, and dinosaur onesy-wearing young leader Jack asked cubs to dig deep in Tangled spaghetti to find lost treasure.

Keeping a beady eye on proceedings was Cruella De Vil. Cubs were relieved when they realised that no puppies were at risk when they spotted the striking resemblance in Cruella to our volunteer event organiser, Gemma Younghusband. Gemma welcomed Durham's Assistant County Commissioner, Ian Cooper, who made a surprise visit to oversee the action.

Houghton-le-Spring District supports adventure across seven scout groups and over 700 members. By working together in larger teams, adult volunteers are able to deliver large events such as the Cubs' Caper. Through fun, friendship and activities, young people recognise that they are part of the UK's largest coeducational youth organisation. Currently, more young people want to join us than we have adult volunteers to support. To find out more, click here.
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