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Cubs AGM Report 2013

As always the cub section has had another productive and fun filled year.  Most notable for the number of new leaders and helpers we now are  fortunate to have.

I feel we have a great leadership team now and intend to use them to the full in the coming months.

Not that we haven’t been busy since last year’s report, making model planes from lollipop sticks, finding out about recycling, watching the stars, played new sports for the fitness challenge and of course passing badges and camping!

Two more Chief Scouts Silver Awards have been awarded – congratulations to both cubs.

This year’s cub camp was held at Fox Coverts Scout campsite, set in a wood the cubs enjoyed building shelters, lighting a fire then cooking their evening meal on it, backwoods style using only foil and sticks. For many the highlights were our wide games which had them all running though the woods for many a happy hour. The cubs also had fun with a quiz and a many small ball bearing puzzles which was the only rest before another wide game and a great sing song round the campfire to end the busy day.

We welcome new leaders and helpers to our team Sarah Watson, Drew Allen, Aimee Gamble and returning as a young leader Issie McElhone. Who join myself, Terry, Dave, Haley, Katherine and Nuttavee. Sorry to report our wonderful compére of the Carol service and cub helper Jonny Green has had to step down very gently due to a very serious back injury, we all wish you a full recovery Jonny.

Rich Needham
Cub Scout Leader

Family Camp 2010

The Group held its first family camp at Sherbrooke Campsite on the weekend of 19th & 20th June.

Nearly 90 people attended and we were lucky to have some great weather, although the nights were a little chilly for some.

There were plenty of activities to keep both young and old busy, including climbing, tunnelling, crate-stacking, zip-lining, archery and crafts, but the surprise hit of the weekend was the bottle rockets, with constantly refined designs resulting in some very impressive launches.

The talent competition also proved very popular and was won with a terrific unaccompanied rendition of Super Trooper. The theme of the camp was space and there were some great fancy dress costumes that reflected this.

A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped with the running of the camp, but particularly to AGSL Phil for organising it and Sarah for doing such a great job of the catering.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Last Autumn (2008) The Beavers, Cubs and Brownies sent off for Mini Pots of Care kits from Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In October, we unpacked our boxes, rehydrated the compost and had great fun getting dirty planting the bulbs. We had to look after them very carefully.

At the Carol Service, in December,  the monies raised from donations for the refreshments, were forwarded to Marie Curie Cancer Care, you can see their thank you letter from Marie Curie here.

In early March, we decorated the pot covers and took our treasured daffodils home for our families to enjoy.