2017 District Events

Future Events are:-

Saturday 4th November Cubjam Information Day at 1st Cheam

Saturday 11th November Cubs DIY Badge Day.

Saturday 20th January 2018 Cub Chess.

11thWallington at Bears Wood.

The autumn camp this term was another exciting adventure for the pack, as they spent the weekend at Bears Wood Campsite.

Activities.

The time spent climbing and crate stacking was an enjoyable, which was followed by Backwoods  Cooking for their lunch which was then surpassed by the obstacle course.

 

Night Adventure.

A good spaghetti Bolognaise for dinner, which was all in preparation for their night adventure. What Cub does not like the chance to use a torch? So wrapped up warm against the October air they set off.

Sunday they were up and about getting ready for the long hike to the swimming pool and a hunt for the bear.

  Thank you to all the adults who spent their weekend away with the children, so new skills could be learned.

Cub Challenge.

October started with our Cub Challenge Event held at 4th Worcester Park Scout HQ.

Ten teams entered and they were judged on their teamwork and success in completing the bases, but Leaders were always on hand to support the Cubs learning new skills.

Tent pitching and how to put in a tent peg in is always popular.

Emergency Aid is always interesting especially when the base is being run by 9th Cheam Joe and Saba. Not really sure if the sock was going to be of any assistance in this case, but I am always open to suggestions.

 

Erect a Washing Line.

Now what about those knots and erecting a washing line? Will it hold the clothes?

Lets hope the compass base did not have them walking in circles.

Fire lighting is another favourite base, especially when being run by Ken Smith from 3rd Cheam. Usually it gets started when enough dry leaves and kindling has been collected.

Scoring.

Each base is scored by the same Leaders so all are judges by the standards and then at the end of the event, when all bases are completed and several drinks and biscuits consumed the winners are announced.

Congratulations to 1st Wallington, 1st North Wallington and 3rd Carshalton who took the awards this year.

 

 

Frylands Wood Fun Day.

The Beavers and Cubs had a wonderful fun day in September which finished with a great campfire. Lots of activities to have a go at for all the children.

Water Activity Badge Day.

Water Activities also returned this year thanks to Wimbledon Park Watersports and Outdoor Centre  and to Paul Littlechild and his amazing helpers who organised and run the day.

Lots of Fun and new experiences for the Cubs, plus many tired children at the end of the day.

Sixers and Seconders Camp.

The hundred year celebrations last year caused us to have to drop this event from the calendar, so it is good to see it has returned this year. Thanks to all the team at Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre

Thanks also to all the Leaders and the Explorer Scouts who helped teach the Cubs some Scouting activities including cooking their own meal and working as a team in the night exercise event.

Autumn Term 2017.

The Cubs had a very exciting programme for September and October. Thanks to all the

adults who made this very busy time a wonderful success. Sixers and Seconders Camp,

Water Activities Day, Frylands Fun Day, and Cub Challenge competition.

All our packs will return in September, but many had brilliant camps over the summer holidays.

 

 

1st North Wallington Cubs.

This year’s camp was held in August at Bentley Copse in Surrey and was organised by Colin for his Nights Away permit, so I had to go along and find out what they were doing.

 It was good to see all the Cubs who were about to start their morning activities of Crate stacking and Team work.

I quickly found some Cubs who would let me join in and then balanced me on top of the hat .

The team work was very good. The pyramid of green and blue sheets had to be transferred from one  position to another by only moving one at a time. You could not put a blue next to another blue and you could not put a bigger sheet on a smaller sheet. Some of them were quite heavy and several members had to carry them. It was quite hard, but all thinking together they worked it out so I could stand on the top level.

Thanks to all at 1st North Wallington who made my morning so much fun and I am sure there will be plenty more camps for them to look forward to.

 4th Worcester Park (Anglia).

This year for Summer camp the pack went off to Bushy Wood Campsite

Normal camp duties, tent pitching, pioneering and washing up, but then the fun started. A great hike out to The Long Man of Wilmington.

 

Then it was time for some fire lighting and shelter building for our Outdoor challenge.

 

The food looked wonderful thanks to the leaders

 

 

 

A brilliant trip to Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre to learn about telescopes.

and many more interesting science facts. Our final activity of the week was a trip to the beach for rock pooling and crab catching

Another great week of excitement and fun for Cubs in Sutton, thanks to all the Leaders who give up their valuable free time.

5th Carshalton Camp.

I had an enjoyable visit to Bentley Copse to see a Cub camp. The cooking was being done on an open fire, so I stayed at a safe distance.

The cubs had been busy on their pioneering so their Tea towels would dry, but were able to play on a much bigger pioneering project built for them.

It was activity time so I found some of the Cubs on the Go Karts.

The purpose of brakes did not appeal to the Cubs. They were really enjoying the track and were not immediately ready to swap to the next base as they were having so much fun.

The next place was the skittle alley hidden in a shed in the woods passed the Zip Wire tower.

Now to go inside and find out about skittles which is not the same as tenpin bowling though for me the ball was still very heavy and I had to have some help as the skittles were as big as me.

These two seemed to know what they were doing when delivering the ball.

So the outcome of my visit is that another great camp was had by all and they had some lovely cakes too.

 11th Wallington Brownsea Island Camp.

The rain may have been falling, but the young people were all ready for the journey to Brownsea Island, where Scouting had started 110 years ago.

A group photo with the statue of Baden Powell at Poole Harbour before catching the ferry.

 

The first job as usual was to get into our tents and meet the residents.

 What a view out across the water. Lots of adventures were planned and here are a few.

Lets start with some map work so we can find our way about, before we go on a hike.

Then some archery, ropes, den building, before we found the beach.

We were at Brownsea on 1st August, so could celebrate the special 110 anniversary.

More Scouting Adventures during May, June and July.

15th Wallington completed their term’s programme with a games in the park evening

Lots of fun, egg and spoon, but I suspect the sack race was the best.

The greatest picture though is of this Cub’s smile having received his badges.

5th Sutton ended their term with a party as they wanted to say a big thank you to Jeanette the Scout Leader who had also been running the pack since their last Akela left two years ago. Their new Akela picks up the reins from September.

Excellent demonstration of Limbo and donkey rides.

Water bombs were a great favourite before Jeanette was surprised with a special cake

8th Cheam have been very busy with a special project this term.

They held a skip-a-thon to raise money for T11 cancer ward as a recognition for the help given to a Leader’s child who had to undergo treatment there recently

An amazing £470 was raised and will be greatly appreciated at the hospital.

14th Wallington were at camp for their group’s AGM in July.

Archery, shelter building food and a game of Kubb were some of the activities to keep the Cubs happy. The Scouts had fun too with some Geocaching.

What camp would be complete without a campfire and maybe an investiture of a new Assistant Cub Leader too. Welcome to Clare Coppin.

1st/16th Sutton  Cubs were under canvas for a weekend in June at Frylands Wood

The Beavers joined them on the Saturday and as well as taking part in the site’s tunnels and activities they also made kites which was a great success

In June the heat was increasing and the weather was improving so 11th Wallington went on a hike. Families and friends were welcomed at Oaks Park.

During the course of the hike they stopped for lunch and finally ended up at the beautiful Lavender fields. The smell must have been delightful.

8th Sutton Trinity took their children to the RAF Museum at Hendon

What a lot of aircraft to see and so much information towards their Staged Air Activity Badges.

May Bank Holiday Weekend.

So many Cubs and Scouts doing so many different activities.

Over 200 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts undertook Nights Away experiences and achieved in excess of 500 Nights Away on one Bank holiday weekend thanks to all our brilliant adult volunteers.

1st North Sutton, 3rd Cheam, 1st Wallington, 15th Wallington, 5th Carshalton joined with many other Districts at a fantastic It’s a Knockout weekend at Frylands Wood Activity Centre

14th Wallington were at a Back to Basics camp at Blacklands Farm

Team work and new experiences.

1st Belmont joined with 6th Carshalton at a weekend camp down at Stanford Camp site.

1st Cheam were at Kings Oak Box Hill for Cub and Beavers activities.

 Digital Citizen Badge.

Thank you once again to Carshalton Boys Sports College for lending us their IT suite and to Phil Brittain for arranging again.

Animation, Interior workings and tablets.

Thank you to all who supported this event.

Leaders Games workshop.

An event for all the members of our leadership teams across the District to join in a Games workshop to learn some new games for the enjoyment of the members of both Cubs and Beavers.

Hope you all went and enjoyed it?

Lots of new games to learn at the next session Saturday 24th February 2018.

 Chess Tournament.

February saw some of us assembled at St John’s Church Hall Belmont for another great chess tournament with lots of concentration during the afternoon from all the Cubs taking part.

A good outcome for our individual winner from 1st Homefield.

Our team winners of the Brian Fisher Shield were 3rd Cheam, yet another new name on the shield. Well done to all who took part.

Thank you to all the support staff for running another brilliant event.

2017 Quiz.

The New Year started with our District Quiz held at the HQ in Wallington. Well done to all the teams that entered and especially a warm welcome to 1st Homefield their first team entry. 18 new Cubs and 3 adult volunteers. They are a really friendly bunch.

It was also the first event for our new ADC(Cubs) Mrs Sian Hewitt who has already learned the way to the Cubs hearts. Drinks and biscuits.

The tie breaker round was to build a structure from playing cards. Not easy for our Cubs I noticed and even harder for me.

Congratulations to 14th Wallington our winners this year.