Borough Camp

We had a great time at Borough Camp. There was so much to do and the weather was very kind to us. Please have a look at the photos on our Flickr site!IMG_0613

CUBJAM 13

We are now back from Cubjam, the very successful national Jamboree for Cubs. All six of our members who attended had a brilliant time and if anyone would like to read the blog we have been keeping at the event it has now been made public. Please click the Cubjam 13 link on the right hand side of our Home Page. The photographs from Cubjam are now on our Flickr site and can be found at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFDp2c3  Cubjam 16 is being planned to coincide with 100 years of Cub Scouts and will be on a Wild West theme. Any of you who have children who will be aged 8 to 10 in 2016 should consider this fantastic opportunity for them! IMG_0486

The Golden Hinde

Fifteen of our Cubs took part in a sleepover on the Golden Hinde in London. The Golden Hinde is a replica of Francis Drake’s ship and the Cubs found out what it was like to be part of the Elizabethan crew, before settling down to sleep amongst the cannons on the gun deck! It really was a fantastic and very enjoyable experience. Please have a look at the full set of photos which can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/39851231@N08/sets/72157632971840726/ DSCN3303

The Ian Goddard Challenge

Eight of our Cubs took park in the Ian Goddard Challenge, a four mile hike around Richmond and Twickenham. This was an extremely interesting day out as we discovered places we did not know about and points of interest along the way, answering questions and completing challenges as we went! 7th Hampton A team came 11th in the District and 7th Hampton B team came 9th. Many thanks to the organisers for a very enjoyable day out and well done to the Cubs who took part. The photos can be found by clicking here http://www.flickr.com/photos/39851231@N08/sets/72157631650720567/

Cub Space Camp

Cub Summer camp this year took place at Polyapes camp site. The weather was good which made a nice change, although we did have a thunderstorm, a new experience for a Cub Camp, adding to the many weather conditions the Cubs have had to endure!

The theme was Space Camp and amongst other badgework we completed all the activities required for the Astronomers Badge. The days were full of activity and we also managed some star gazing at night. We had managed to pick the three nights of the month when the moon is not visible although we did have two clear nights when we could see the stars. We were able to find the Pole Star and identify some of the constellations. We also saw the International Space Station going over! Please have a look at the pictures from camp which show how much fun we had!

Jubilee Party!

The Cubs enjoyed an evening of loud music, party games and a traditional street party style tea to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! A beautiful and delicious Union Jack cake was provided by “Pat-A-Cake Parties” (Pat-a-cake-parties@hotmail.co.uk) a local company which specialises in cupcakes for parties and other celebrations. Thank you to them and also many thanks to the parents who provided the food for the party tea!

District Cub Sports Day

Well done to the team of 8 Cubs who represented us at the annual Sports Day Competition. We did particularly well in the relay races with the younger team coming second and the older team coming first! Overall we finished in 3rd place. A great result for 7th Hampton Cubs!