Cubs Scouts from the 1st 4th and 7th packs joined 300 other cubs for a weekend of activities at the Kingswood Activity Centre in Ashford. The cubs and leaders had the luxury of sleeping inside nice warm buildings with running hot water which was something that the young people and probably their leaders could have only dreamt about in 1916.
The cubs first job was to make their bed (put a duvet cover and pillow cases on) and then the fun started.
Cubs I accompanied had to dress one of their team up into a robot out of old cardboard and scraps. If robots are our future I hope they are nothing like these creations but give the cubs their due they did the best they could with the available materials.
On Saturday, the fun started with plenty of climbing type activities, blind trials, orienteering, fencing, team building, zip wire, 3G swing and much more right into the early evening.
A camp fire was planned but at the crucial moment the heavens opened and we were all hurriedly diverted into a building. Although attempted the camp fire sing along didnít work inside so the cubs made their way back to their bunks and a well-earned early night.
I did hear that two of our packs managed to commandeer a hall and put on their own 80ís disco (Cubs, 80ís Disco? Ask Nick Roberts what heís got on his I pod) so the night was not a wash out for them at least.