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Cubs: One Wild Sleepover

posted 19 Mar 2012, 14:02 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:08 ]
Cub enjoys tree climb at Beamish Wild
Cub hangs in tyre at Beamish Wild
What a weekend! Cubs from Oxclose had the time of their lives and enjoyed their first nights away of 2012.

The weekend was filled with adventure from the start to the end. Friday night was spent blowing away any post school blues at the beach, followed by an awesome action film.

Friday night was good fun, but Saturday was the biggest adventure as cubs spent a busy activities filled day at Beamish Wild. Split into two groups, cubs rotated around 5 exciting activities through the day.

Crate stacking challenged everyone to work together, from the cubs belaying, to the cubs building the stack, to the brave pair who trusted the stackers ability to make a stable tower. Of the morning group, James can safely say he showed bravery as he stood the highest on the wobbly pillar.

At the falconry display, we learned what links all birds of prey (and connects them to the raptor), Gemma was almost wiped out by an owl and some lucky and nervous looking cubs got to hold put on the falconer's glove for a bird to land on their arm. Still with bags of energy, cubs zipped through the woods, climbed
trees, and got caught in the spider's web - huge fun!
Cub zips through trees at Beamish Wild

After a slightly earlier film and an earlier night to bed, Sunday was a much calmer affair. A hearty sausage sandwich set cubs up for the morning activity, making Mother's Day gifts. As cubs arrived back at Oxclose, they presented their mams with some beautiful glass candles, hand decorated of course.

We've had an amazing response to the photos going online already, but if haven't checked them out yet, members of the group can visit the photos zone for more images from the event.

The weekend was made possible by a team of volunteers who worked together to create an exciting programme of activities for the cub pack. All of the cubs were particularly well behaved all weekend and made the weekend a huge pleasure and massively rewarding for everyone. Could you give up a couple of hours to support an event like this? Find out how to volunteer at