Cubs had their first camp. Cubs started by preparing their own lunch to take with them on train ride to Botanic. We explored Ulster Museum. Once back in hall we enjoyed dinner, played games and set up tents for good nights sleep. Next morning after breakfast and tidy up cubs worked on some DIY skills.
Last weekend cubs enjoyed summer camp at Lorne estate. We started Friday with train trip to Cultra. After setting up camp cubs explored local beach and Lorne estate grounds finishing night with camp fire and songs. Saturday was fun filled with lots activities. First we did climbing tower followed by abseil. After lunch we returned to archery and zip line. Saturday was finished with Smores and campfire songs. Sunday we left Lorne estate and went exploring Ulster Folk museum. We took train journey back home tired and soak through.
Ballymoney Scout Group enjoyed an all section camp at the weekend. Smallest squirrels (4 year olds) to our tallest explorers (17 year olds) and leaders/network/executive helpers took part!
Friday – Cubs, Scouts and Explorers arrived on site and listened to camp rules. Scout sections worked on pioneering wash stands. Explorers discussed DofE for September, cooked and sampled different ration packs on a jet boil. Cubs enjoyed a movie in the Hen Hoose.
Saturday – relaxing morning, then Beavers and squirrels arrived just after lunch time. Phoenix Explorers and some scouts helped to set up camp for the wee ones. Busy day doing crafts, bouncy castle, face painting, laser tag and team games. BBQ for dinner then Squirrels enjoyed a mini campfire before heading home. Main campfire led by our fabulous explorers (renamed Phoenix entertainers by our Beavers) with campfire cones, songs, skits, dancing and singalong!
Sunday – Breakfast then pack up before wacky relay races 😂😂
Well done to all the young people, your behaviour on camp was exceptional!
A HUGE well done to our older sections for all their help and entertainment throughout the weekend. You guys are awesome 😎
Again, massive thanks to Lislagan Farm for allowing us to camp at their farm. Also to all the volunteer leaders and executive. Well done to our newest section leaders (squirrels) for getting stuck in 🌟
Also thanks to #limitless for running laser tag. Thanks to a friend of the group for a donation of £40 towards food.
This morning cubs met up in Portbalintrea for a 5 mile hike up to Giants Causeway and back. Weather was on our side as we had cooler breeze in morning hours. Cubs hiked, climbed around rocks and was also greeted by a pod of dolphins.
For last few weeks cubs have been finishing off Environmental conservation badge working hard on some projects. We planted our own strawberries with hope to have plenty of fruit and created cosy bug hotels for our small criters.
Some of our Beavers and cubs joined up for a day out at we are Vertigo, Newtownbreda. They enjoyed an hour in the inflatapark, had a picnic on the pavement 😂 followed up with some fun in the adventure centre.
Just before Easter holidays Cubs finished off Collectors badge. They also had spring camp in Peter Thompsons Hall. We hiked to Downhill forest were we built shelters and practised fire starting. Evening was finished with a movie night. Next morning after big breakfast we finished camp with run around the beach.
For the last few weeks cubs been having lots of fun. We played walking football, charades, celebrated international women’s day planting sunflowers for influential women in our lifes. Cubs learnt some interesting facts about countries from around the world and had a chance to taste some of their foods. They also have started to work towards Collectors badge by showing their treasures. We are exited to hear all about their interests from our last pack next week.
This week Cubs learnt all about money. We explored currencies from around the world. Planned budget for camp meals, learnt what influences our money spending habits and how to stay safe online by creating strong, safe passwords. Cubs also created their own currency.
Last Saturday cubs had so much fun in our Christmas party. We played games, did trivia, made up crazy Mad Lib stories. Fun was followed by festive loaded fries, pass the parcel and movie (Home Alone). We finished evening with gifts. Have a Merry Christmas and will see you back in New Year with loads of new adventures.
Tonight cubs worked on some science projects. We built Da Vinci bridge, cleaned coins, uncovered secret messages, projected stars on ceiling and learn about how to distribute our weight by standing on paper cups.
Last weekend Cubs had Halloween camp in Peter Thompsons Hall. We played games, enjoyed run around outdoor playground and carved pumpkins. We finishen night with movie and treats. Cubs also entertained leaders with a song for Baloo 😁
Cubs had amazing time back in first proper outdoor camp. We started we the biggest challenge – tent set up in strong wind. Followed buy flag making, backwoods cooking, fire starting, hiking and loads more of fun. And of course you can’t have a camp without smores. So many memories were made