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From Friday 21th to Sunday 23th September 2012 Cub Scouts and Leaders attended the Reivers District’s Annual Cub camp at Ratlingate Scout Camping Centre, Nr. Kirkandrews-on- Eden, Carlisle. www.ratlingate.co.uk
The Reivers District Cub camp is a highlight of the Districts Cub Scout calendar, each year the camp provides activities that work toward gaining awards and badges. The Camp allows teams from each Group to take part in a wide range of activities such as: Crate Stacking, Backwoods cooking, Canoeing, Shelter building, Pioneering, Blind Trail, Orienteering, there were also wide games and Camp Olympics. The Cub Scouts used a variety of Scouting Skills to gain their badges and they all had a lot of fun.
Reivers Scouts New District Commissioner David Sheard, explained that “This is one of many highlights of the Districts Calendar for members of the Cub Scout section to come together, have a challenging, adventurous and above all fun time. All the Leaders and supporters come together to make the camp something to remember, I am very proud to be a part of such a great District and Scouting Movement.” “ We also used Word Cloud to see what the Cubs thought of Scouting, with some very interesting results”
Jamie Harris, 10yrs old A Cub Scout from 18th Carlisle said: “The camps are a lot of fun and you get to spend the weekend with friends, doing all the activities has been challenging and fun”
Jodie Halliburton, 10yrs old, Cub Scout from 3rd Carlisle said: I’ve enjoyed learning lots of new skills and have had a great time, its been an amazing camp” Marion Proudfoot, Camp Leader explained, “The Cubs had a great time at camp and it was particularly great to see our young leaders (aged 14-18yrs) getting involved, as Scouting is first and foremost a youth movement, so who better to help run activities but our experienced young people”. “The camp saw 150 Cub Scouts treated to a Fun filled and challenging weekend, this was only made possible by the 38 Cub Scout Leaders, Young Leaders and Parent helpers, to all of whom I would like to give thanks”.
We have many more young people who would like to join Scouting on waiting lists but to make this happen, we need more volunteers. The Scout Association now encourages flexible volunteering to suit everyone’s lifestyle.
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