A Day at the Cub Camp Pack Holiday – Shedfield
The first night at any camp, indoor or out, usually means it is an uphill struggle to get the excited and noisy cubs to settle down and, this night was no different (even the girls who we thought would go to sleep quickly were noisy). Whilst waiting for them to get to sleep the Leaders made good use of their time by covering the wired tree (see yesterday’s blog) with newspaper strips.
At 05:00ish today the Cubs started to stir, and nanosecond s later, they were all in full voice. Once they had risen and were allowed out of their rooms (07:00) they went out on a Scavenger hunt whilst Breakfast was prepared. (Porridge or Weetabix followed by bacon rolls and lots of them). It was then that the quote of the day was said and one I will long remember. When I asked one cub if he wanted porridge or Weetabix, he said (smiling sweetly) “I’d rather eat my own bogies than eat Weetabix.” (Another quote to add to the many I have recorded).
After breakfast and the washing-up we started the day’s activities on the Naturalist Badge with many activities going on at the same time, e.g. making a bug hotel, tree recognition, making a birds nest (think about it, a bird with no hands and only a beak make a really intricate structure – we were trying to copy what they do (without chewing mud though)), bug hunting, snail racing and even the examination of wild-life droppings. Whilst this went on some Cubs went through what was necessary for their Cooks Badge.
At 12:00 7 cubs left camp to go to the District football competition. (More of that as a separate input) whilst the others had lunch (cold meats, cheese, salad, fruit, crisps, chocolate and so-on) then it was back to the Naturalist Badge activities.
Late afternoon after a cake break, more games and free time led to the evening meal (enchiladas, corn on cob, couscous and Doritos followed by apple crumble and cream. Whilst washing up was done the rest tidied the hall before a Beetle drive (yes that what we did) then it was campfire, Hot Chocolate and biscuits, another Beetle Drive Session, then bed. And, so ends anther camp day with the Leaders putting more paper on the Christmas Tree Egg waiting for the Cubs to sleep (won’t be too long tonight).