Cub Section News

Group Jubilee Camp – The Croft Campsite – June 2022

We set up some of the tents for Cubs and dining room shelter on the Thursday evening.

Setting up the Lightweight Tents for Cubs.

On Friday evening the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers arrived at the campsite ready for a weekend of fun, activities and adventure.

The Beavers arrived at 9am ready for the activities and after flag break – all sections were split into different groups.

Soft Archery activity.

Activities were: kayaking, soft archery, art & crafts, tomahawk throwing, fire by friction, air rifle shooting and circus skills.

Kayaking on the River Stour.

In the evening we held a camp fire with Jo Waring leading the songs and afterwards – they toasted marsh mellows on the fire.

Camp fire in the log area.

The weekend finished with Scouts Own Service, investiture of new Cubs and 10 year’s Long Service Award to Liz Moulton, Woodbadge Certificate to Eddie Gordon and flag break.

Liz being awarded her 10 Year’s Long Service Award.

Thanks go to Helen Foster (chair) and her team for cooking the meals, Acton Scout Leaders for running the tomahawk throwing and 44th Colchester Scout Leaders for running the Fire by Friction and Tony Waring for organising the Group Camp and the Leaders Team.

The weekend was a great success and blessed with sunshine.

Paul, Callum, Eddie, Nigel, Ian, Jo,
Phil, Claire, Lisa, Steve, Phoebe & Tony

Easter Activity Afternoon – April 2022

Beavers & Cubs met together for a joint event on Sunday 10th April 2022 for an afternoon of fun activities.

Elastic Band Guns activity.

These included an Easter challenge trail where everyone received chocolate eggs upon completion of the trail, Easter themed craft where participants made amazing cards for their loved ones, Soft Archery and Elastic Band Guns in our two setup ranges, hitting lots of targets and scoring points.

Getting ready to fire on the Soft Archery Activity.

Followed by a Campfire, where we all came together to roast marsh mallows and make smores!

A fantastic afternoon, all the young people and Leaders thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Beaver & Cub Leader

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls