Cub Centenuary Fun Day

Date: 17th Oct 2016 Author: Scout Websites

To round off the Cub Centenary year in suitable style we had a very successful fun day for the Cubs at BoidierHurst in October; activities included the ‘Headley Quest’ over Headley Heath (conveniently located just outside the back gate of the campsite, of course), a Trading Post game, and an aerial runway (which appears to have successfully cured a Cub of acrophobia!) Each Pack ran an activity, which, part from the Trading Post, varied from building (and firing!) sling ballistas to coping with the challenge of moving a box with the equipment provided without getting close it, and from bottle tossing (all the rage in Ashtead, apparently) to making compass pictures. It all happened during a warm (by October standards at least) and sunny day, much to the delight of the adults.

A team from 1st Bookham Oak – appropriately enough calling themselves the Acorns – came first in both the Trading Post game and the Treasure Hike and so were the worthy winners of the District Cub Challenge Cup.

The day concluded with supper, a campfire (indoors as it had decided to rain heavily by then), and a night hike back to the National Trust car parks (by when it wasn’t raining heavily!) to be picked up by the parents. My grateful thanks to all those who made the day so enjoyable for everyone!

Cub Centenuary Fun Day
Cub Centenuary Fun Day
Cub Centenuary Fun Day

Cub Centenuary Fun Day
Cub Centenuary Fun Day

Cub Centenuary Fun Day
Cub Centenuary Fun Day

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