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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.


Cub Hike

Cubs Posted on Tue, May 19, 2015 22:27:46

A lovely Saturday morning and a group of Cubs set of from Wroughton , into the hills beyond, with the sun shinning the cubs walked well, even when a wrong turning was made. through the hills, through the woods, across the main road, past the church, and down past the farm and back across the fields. Everyone did very well, even when the stinging nettles got one or to no real complaints, finishing ahead of schedule, thanks to Akela Adam and Otter


Cubs Posted on Tue, March 03, 2015 22:46:45

Feb 28 – 2nd march, and 23 member of the pack, arrive at the Liddington PGL Centre. After settling in, dinner and a wide game the cubs retired to our corridor in the hotel, Avery noisy evening, with the Cubs full of excitement, ready for the weekend ahead. After breakfast the next day the cubs were in their two teams and off they went, during the day they took part in abseiling, fencing, G-swing, and climbing, stopping for lunch. Many achievements were achieved by the cubs. After dinner the Cubs visited the shop before taking part in “make a super hero” which turned out to be plenty of fun. Finally back to the corridor and sack racing using sleeping bags. This time the Cubs did drift to sleep quicker. Sunday and after breakfast it was time for the activities of the day, that is, Zip wire, tunneling, quad bikes and crate stacking. lunch and dinner were had before home time. The cubs all enjoyed the experience ad thanked their leaders Kaa, Adam, Baloo and Otter

evening hike

Cubs Posted on Mon, January 26, 2015 23:13:59

October and over 20 cubs set off from Coate Water on a Saturday evening on a various surface hike, finishing in the pitch black, a little late but smiling and all in one piece, well done everyone

Visit from Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow

Cubs Posted on Wed, April 30, 2014 19:47:14

On Tuesday 29th April, we were lucky enough to have a special guest and old friend of mine come in to run the evening.

Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow visited and the Cubs got to see and handle an assortment of tarantulas, stick insects, geckos and snakes! All the while during the night, Jonathan was able to teach them about the origins of each animal and a bit about them.

Lots of photo and video opportunities – please find them above! Click to enlarge. If any parent wants the full resolution photograph of their child, please contact me.


Canoeing Coate

Cubs Posted on Sat, July 07, 2012 08:08:51

report to follow

Lawns woods evening

Cubs Posted on Thu, June 21, 2012 13:10:13

Wednesday the 20th, with half the pack away with the Lawns School day, the remainder had a evening of games in the Woods, With Otter, old Kaa and Wolf, ditch jumping, hiding in the undergrowth running after the leaders, etc etc – on a day wehre the weather was actually nice, all good muddy fun

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