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Cubs @ Oxclose: Cub Camp is Massive Adventure

posted 25 Apr 2010, 03:09 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:08 ]
Cubs from Oxclose joined together with cubs from Eppleton for a weekend camp at Moorhouse. For many the first adventure was getting used to sleeping in a tent for the first time and as you can imagine the excitement kept the cubs up very late on Friday night.

On Saturday the activities included archery, shooting and the favourite of most of our cubs was the grass sledging run. All of the leaders had a go and Suzie enjoyed it even though she fell off as she raced Phil down the run. Cubs also got to have a go at finding some treasure using a GPS to navigate (this is called Geocaching and is apparently not geeky at all).

In the evening cubs took part in a traditional campfire sing song. If cubs weren't already tired, the speed with which we moved from song to song (actions and all) was enough to finish them off.
Never has the Over the Irish Sea been sung at such a pace! Keith also played us some northern songs on his guitar.

The day ended with supper then a film before a lot of tired cubs headed for bed.

As well as the leader teams from Oxclose and 1st Eppleton (some camping with Scouts for the first time), Scouts and adults from 1st Houghton and from our own Scout Troops helped out.

Many thanks to all who dropped in to help with activities over the weekend! We'll get the pics into the photos zone as soon as possible. Please check out the calendar for dates of more activities.