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Weston Cubs enjoy Centenary visit to Scouting’s Birthplace

10 March 2016

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27 Cubs from 66th Bath’s two Cub Packs, accompanied by 7 leaders, enjoyed a fun-packed weekend in Dorset including a visit to Scouting’s birthplace – Brownsea Island.

The Cub Packs slept in indoor accommodation at Butchers Coppice Campsite in Bournemouth. After the minibus journey down on Friday night everyone enjoyed a late supper, hot chocolate and popcorn whilst watching a film, before drifting off to sleep.

Next morning was an early breakfast before driving to Sandbanks to catch the Ferry across to Brownsea Island. Once on the Island the Cubs visited the visitor centre, Robert Baden Powell’s original Scout Campsite, and had the chance to spend some money in the trading post. After lunch several new Cubs were invested into the Group, as well as existing members renewing their Cub Promise. Charlotte was also invested into her new role as Wednesday Cub Leader.

The visit to Brownsea was particularly emotional for Beaver Scout Leader Duncan, who was able to visit the place he first pitched his tent as a Scout 35 years ago! The whole visit was also significant for all of our Cubs as 2016 sees the Scout movement celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouting. The fact that the visit was just two days before what would have been Baden-Powell’s 159th Birthday made it even more special.

12741905_964943233584725_2913016631808670795_nBack on the main land (after a slightly choppy ferry ride) and back at site the Cubs enjoyed the adventure playground whilst the leaders cooked a very tasty chicken risotto. After dinner the Cubs had a chance to try their hand at Bouldering and Geocaching before bed.

On Sunday morning there was time for some more on site activities (indoor games room and initiative course) before boarding the buses back to Bath. A quick stop to eat our packed lunches in the new forest gave a chance to let off any last remaining steam before returning home.

 

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