The Cubs very much enjoyed their visit to the gritters, finding out about the work that they do, climbing the mountains of grit, and apparently finding a room full of biscuits - who wouldn’t want to go on a trip like that? Maybe inspired by that, it was one of our Cubs, Thomas who won the junior competition for our Fair Trade Bake Off, with a classic victoria sponge. Thank you very much to everyone who supported our postponed Bake Off on March 17th, we raised more than £100 for our kit and camp fund, as well as helping to promote the use of Fair Trade products.
The Scouts have been developing their creative skills, and learned to make felt, offset by some more traditional skills for knife-work! They have selected the Geocaching badge as one they would like to cover next term, so we will be getting the GPS units out. To finish this term, we had not one, but two sessions in a week. After a relaxed Tuesday evening meeting, when Beavers and Cubs enjoyed some games, and the Lego box, 53 of our young people spent the Thursday evening at Sky High Adventure in Droylsden. Divided into three groups, they enjoyed indoor caving, their high ropes course, and the great, auto-belay climbing walls. For some of them it was their first opportunity to try these adventurous activities, in a slightly safer-feeling environment than our more usual Scout camp or climbing wall. Some of our Scouts are hoping to develop this further, and complete their Climber badge next term, when Freya is back to instruct.