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Cubs Group Camp Report 2017

The Cubs joined the rest of the 7th Whitburn Scout group last weekend at Fordell Firs Activity Camp.  The coach left Whitburn at 6pm and headed across the new Queensferry Crossing to Fife.  For most of us, this was the first time across the bridge and we had plenty of time to have a look at it as the traffic was moving slowly.

Arriving at Fordell Firs, the cubs were happy to see that the advance party had already setup the tents and the Cubs had a good time setting up their sleeping bags and roll mats in their tents.  Once all settled in, the Cubs joined the Scout playing a wide game organised by Graeme and the explorers searching for matching pairs of signs in the woods.  There was time for some supper before bed.

In the morning, the Cubs enjoyed the first Fordell Firs led activity and had archery lessons some with bows larger than they were.  There are some potentially excellent bowmen and were able to hit the bullseye.

 

After that, the cubs continued with the Communicator Badge and used walkie-talkies to talk to each other from one side of the field to the other.  They played hide and seek where the pair of seekers were able to communicate using the walkie-talkies to track down the hiders.  The campsite was then overrun by the beavers arriving to visit for the day.

After lunch, there was the second Fordell activity.  Some of the cubs joined the scouts and did grass sledging whilst others did Bungie trampolining.  There was a competition to see how many flips could be done in the time allowed.

In the evening, the camp fire was led by Neil and Zack and all the cubs joined in with the singing and dancing, but  retired to sleep soon after, all tired after a busy day.

On the final day, there was games and eating smores around the camp fire but a trip to the Adventure play park.  The rain started  whilst we waiting for the bus to return, the only significant rain of the whole weekend which we can be very thankful for.

I hope all the Cubs had a great weekend, and we are already looking forward to Cub Camp next year.

 

Photos from this year’s Group Camp at Fordell Firs.  A great time was had by all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders who stayed the whole weekend, as well as the Beavers who came along on Saturday afternoon.

'Gallery' Post | By on 20th September 2017

AGM Reminder

Just a wee reminder of the AGM taking place tomorrow night at 8 pm in Brucefield Church Halls.

 

We anticipate the meeting – consisting of the election of Office Bearers, Section reports, presentation of accounts and GSL report – to last no longer the 30 minutes.

 

I very much hope you can come along and show your support for the Scout Group.

Beaver and Cub Scouts News

Please can we remind any Cub Scouts wishing to attend the Group Camp at Fordell Firs, near Inverkeithing, over the weekend of the 15 – 17th September that consent forms should be returned tonight.

 

The deadline for Beaver Scouts to return consent forms to take part in the Saturday visit to Fordell is next Thursday – the 14th September.  We’ve booked Fordell’s excellent play area so get those forms in!

 

Going out tonight will also be a wee letter giving the rescheduled AGM arrangements.  It’s taking place on Thursday 21st September at 8 pm and will last no longer than 30 minutes.  Office Bearers will be elected, section reports given and Group’s accounts presented.  Come along and support us if you can.

 

Also going out tonight will be the be little promotional postcards.  As the accompanying letter says, if you know someone aged for the Beavers or the Cubs, please pass on the postcard to them.  If you know a youngster who might enjoy the Beavers or Cubs, please tell them about us!  If your son or daughter has a friend – or friends – please ask them to come along!

 

Group Annual General Meeting

The Group’s AGM had to be postponed in May due to a family bereavement that delayed the production of our accounts.

 

It will now take place on Thursday 21st September at 8 pm in the McMartin Hall (where the Cubs and Scouts meet), Brucefield Church Halls.

 

We anticipate the meeting – consisting of the election of Office Bearers, Section reports, presentation of accounts and GSL report – to last no longer the 30 minutes.

 

Please come along and show your support for the Scout Group.

REMINDER: Group Camp

Please can we have all consent forms from Scouts and Explorer Scouts returned tonight for those wishing to attend the Group Camp over the weekend of the 15 – 17th September at Fordell Firs near Inverkeithing.

 

We’ll be under canvas and have lots of Fordell on-site activities booked including Jacob’s Ladder, Bungee, archery, go-karts, grass sledging and assault course.

 

NB:  Cub Scouts are asked to return their forms on Thursday please.