Northern Ireland 2014 Cub Jamboree!! – Cubjam

13 Cubs from Ballymoney attended the NI Cubjam 14 in Crawfordsburn Scout Centre last weekend.  It was an action packed 4 day trip, with three nights under Canvas.  They were supported by 4 Leaders and 2 Helpers (5 leaders?- ;)) and Castlerock Cubs helped with the Catering.
There was archery, water parks, hikes, go-karting (which nearly ended Baggy!!), obstacle courses, new games, crafts, discos, backwoods cooking, campfires, compass trails (Shere Khan – you know what you did!!) and a fun was had by all.  Many badges were achieved and everyones ready for the next one.
 Many thanks to Mrs Shere Khan for the Banner, Kevin, Helen and their Scouts for helping with the camp pack up, Mrs Akela for the Plaque and Cub Brownies, Rebecca for her tuck shop and time, Niall for his time and humour, Baggy and Shere Khan for all their hard word and of course Cubs Newest leader – Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Cuggles…) Also Ballymoney Council for helping us to buy tents. No-one could have had the weekend we all had without all your help and the cubs enthusiasm and effort.
Can parents bring in any surplus belongings they may have found in their cubs bags on wednesday? We’ll have a swap shop to get it all to the correct owners.
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George Meets the Cubs

The cubs are getting ready to head away on their Cubjam in May, George a scout from Ballymoney went to meet the cubs and talk with them about Jamborees and the fact that he is attending the World Jamboree in Japan in 2015. The cubs asked George lots of questions and are all eager to go on their own jamboree.
The world jamboree is in 2015 and will be held in Japan, with the following world jamboree being held in North America in 2019, when many of the cubs will be eligible to join in the fun and the once in a life time experience.


Cubjam Preparations

Last night cubs explored three different types of tent and got a quick taste of what the upcoming trip is going to be like – Jayne from Beavers and Rebecca our OH came along too, and we’ve discussed ideas for our campfire entertainment!
Next week we begin the Ballymoney Banner!!