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Cubs @ Oxclose: Och Aye The Noo - Cubs Celebrate Burns Night

posted 25 Jan 2011, 15:38 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:07 ]
Pack night at Oxclose tonight was a particularly Scottish affair as Cubs' activities celebrated all things Scottish in honour of the great Robert Burns.

Cubs tried their hands at tossing the caber (which is a Scottish game where strong men dressed in full traditional Scottish attire try to throw huge logs as far as they can to beat their opponents). Cubs then worked as relay teams to pass the logs from one side of the hall to the other as quick as possible.

Our young people also tried 'wellie wanging' which is a sport that is often associated with the Scottish as a result of their miserable weather and dry humour. Fortunately, points were awarded for accuracy not distance, as the school decorations could have been seriously under threat!

As if that wasn't enough, cubs also had a great time and got a bit messy searching for the Loch Ness monster in the bowl of spaghetti. Many have searched, but perhaps now Cubs can finally prove that the old legend is true.