It takes a lot of teamwork to make an event like this happen, and it’s good to be a part of a team of fellow Scouters who work together to give our young people these experiences - we learned how to put up a different type of marquee too. After last year’s leaky tents, we were using some of the new Vango Beta 350s that we took to Southport and Ashworth Valley last summer. They are a good replacement, smaller than our previous tents, which makes them easier for the Scouts to manage, and warmer in cold conditions, although we were happy not to have rain testing them this time. Teamwork is also one of the Challenge Awards that Scouts work towards, and two of them completed the last of the activities they will need to earn this award, whilst at camp. All of the Scouts had the opportunity to cover parts of two other Challenge Awards: Adventure and Outdoors.
Cubs have been focusing on their teamwork too, and congratulations are due to Thomas, who earned our newly reinstated Cub of the Month award. Although six Beavers moved up to Cubs at the beginning of the year, new Beavers have joined us, and we are once more up to our capacity of 24. All six new Beavers were eager to sign up for their first ever Night Away, before they had even taken their promise, and we will be taking 18 of them to Hesley Wood in May, when we’re hoping it will be just as dry but rather warmer.
The weather is still on our minds as I write, as the Cubs are hoping to go and visit the Gritters at their base on Tuesday evening, ironically this will depend upon whether or not it snows, as if it does the Gritters may be out, and the parents may not be enthusiastic about getting there!
Weather shouldn’t be such an issue for our next event though - we are running the Fairtrade Bake Off at Uppermill Methodist Centre on Saturday, March 10th. We hope to see you there!