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Fun, challenge and adventure for local Cubs and Scouts

13 November 2013

Cubs and Scouts from Bathampton recently took part in two exciting adventure weekends.

The Cubs, girls and boys aged 8 to 10, enjoyed two nights away at an activity centre Wiltshire. They tried a wide range of new and challenging activities including orienteering, archery and the nerve-testing zip wire. They also had the opportunity to put their team work into practice on the low ropes course, an assault-course style activity with ropes, cargo nets, balance beams and mud. The Cubs braved the tunnel challenge too, helping each other through a series of dark, winding caves.

Lucy, aged 9, enjoyed the whole weekend. “The tunnel trail was something I would not get to do every day; it was good to try something different.”

The Scouts, aged 10 to 14 years visited a coastal activity centre in Dorset. They chose a wide range of adventurous activities requiring courage, determination and a sense of adventure. Again wet weather, this time the St Jude’s storm, did not stop the fun. A popular challenge was the trapeze.

Melissa aged 13: “We had to climb a 6 meter pole then dive for the trapeze, it was very exhilarating.”

Tracey, a volunteer Cub Leader said “The activity camps really challenge and encourage youngsters to exceed their own expectations. A weekend like this is enjoyable for the adults too, we get to try the activities and see the young people learning, growing and, above all, enjoying the adventure. There are groups across Bath offering hundreds of activities like this each term. Volunteering is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. No matter how volunteers get involved, there’s plenty of training and support.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about Bath Scouts, as a volunteer or as a youth member, should visit www.bathscouts.org.