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19th Swindon Blog

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Our blog has been created to update people on what our group is doing on a weekly basis. This will include Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and any outside events.

Canoeing at the Oasis

Cubs Posted on Mon, June 08, 2015 00:18:44

On Sunday 7th June (yes a busy weekend for us), we were at the Oasis Leisure Centre for an evening of canoeing there.

It was something that most of the Cubs had never tried before and they all did very well. Everybody was very excited to have a go and tried very hard to learn how to turn, brake in a short space of time.

They also got to have a go at capsizing, taking it in turns, which was great. Some of the Cubs were a bit worried about that bit but everybody had a go so well done.

At the end of the session it was time to turn the wave machine on and the water sprinkler, much to the Cubs delight (but not mine!). Also a game involving me running over a row of children in canoes as fast as I could – I think falling off four times was enough!

I was pleased with how well behaved and polite everybody was.


Cub Bike Ride

Cubs Posted on Mon, June 08, 2015 00:14:56

On Saturday 6th June, the Cubs set off from Coate Water at 10am on our first ever bike ride. The idea was that it would be a nice trip around the countryside with their mates in the sunshine…and for the most part it actually was!

I don’t think they were counting on it being 12 miles of all terrain cycling though…we had high grass, gravel, hills, steep drops, roads, bridges, meadows and puddles. It was a huge challenge for some of the Cubs, all of them pushed themselves to finish it and nobody moaned once which was really nice! Definitely something we will do again next year.Well done everyone.