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Cub Camp Day 2 – Settling In

Tonights blog post is brought to you by the young leaders who clearly are not being worked hard enough!

We were aroused early by the sound of local wildlife and the harmonious singing of the indigenous birds. After the deafening cacophony, we slowing dragged ourselves from the warmth of our makeshift abodes, beginning the dreary trudge to the main tent. Wiping our eyes of sleep, we were met by our local guide who had prepared a large and bountiful meal which was made from the finest local produce.

After our large feast, the pack was rallied as they were informed of an early morning tent inspection, during which time the heavens opened in the form of a slight drizzle, it was as if the sky was falling.

The subsequent rush to prepare for the day’s adventures caused some to realise they had left behind vital supplies however with the cooperation of the natives, the supplies were temporarily replaced in a good natured trade – improving prospects of future relations.

The pack then received a care package of high sugar rations, distributed by the natives, to improve their physical prowess during the days upcoming challenges; the gladiator challenge and king’s sport (locally known as ‘AeroBall’).

Following the first set of trials, the heroic pack returned to base camp where they feasted on lunch fit for an adventurer. After this brief interlude, they returned to the challenge which they had not yet come across.

Upon their return some members of the pack, guided by the natives, constructed makeshift shelters in the local fashion. After a second sugary ration, the constructions were finished and so too were the clay models.

Following this, the pack retired to the main tent for the day’s final meal – tuna pasta – made from freshly brought Ikea tuna and a tomato sauce. With this last burst of energy, they went on a tour of the local area before settling down in front of the roaring fire with a warm hot chocolate.

They now retire to their shelters to replenish their energy stores in time for tomorrow’s adventures.

But seriously, it’s been a good day at camp and everyone is enjoying themselves.

Love and hugs the young leaders.

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Beavers Cubs Featured Fundraising Group Scouts

Barbecue fundraising

The Scout Group will be supporting the Liss Village Day at Newman Collard playing field 12 – 4.30pm on Saturday May 20th, the Greatham Festival 3.30pm – 9pm Saturday 1st July and the Liss Forest Fun Day 2 – 5pm Monday 28 August.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents, please visit the Fundraising section of the website to sign up for as many sessions as you can to lend a hand with setting up, cooking, serving and clearing away.

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Cubs Photos

Cub Camp 2015 – Photo Album

Here are just a  selection of the photos taken at camp.

There are plenty more and the Cub Leaders my put together a DVD of the Hi resolution photos if there is a demand.


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Cub Camp 2015

LissCubs SummerCamp 2015This is the edited highlights of the daily posts that were made from the camp. At the end there is a link a page with the best photos we took while we were away.

Cub Camp – Day 1

2 AUGUST 2015

imageA busy half day getting the camp set up.  With 35 at camp there are an unbelievable 17 tents on the site.
It’s 11 pm and the Cubs are at least in their tents but from the amount of chatting they are not quite asleep yet. As well as setting up the Cubs had burger for their tea. After camp chores Hathi led a Scouts own and then they let off some steam playing a wide game and had hot chocolate before heading off to bed.

Cub Camp – Day 2

3 AUGUST 2015

imageThe first full day of camp complete with the first flag break with our new union flag.
After getting pack lunches organised the Cubs headed off to the canoe lake which is about an hours hike from the site we are staying on.
The older Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders went out on single seat kayaks while the younger cubs went out in Canadian open canoes.
After taking an alternative route back to the camp the Cubs tucked into a hearty beef stew.
Hopefully the Cubs will head off for bed a bit earlier tonight and the leaders will not be entertained by the magic lantern show from Slimy Six’s tent at 1 am.

Cub Camp – Day 3

4 AUGUST 2015

imageA peaceful night with all the Cubs getting an early night last night. This morning was an early to get up and out for archery at the other end of the site by 9am.
The rest of the day was spent building survival shelters in the hope of some Cubs sleeping out overnight, unfortunately they are not quite watertight so no one is outside tonight.
This evening the Cubs cooked their own meal.

Cub Camp – Day 4

5 AUGUST 2015

imageKnots, lashings, low rope and a bush tucker challenge, it’s Cub Camp day 4.
The Cubs got up late and the record for most boxes of cereal eaten at a single sitting was smashed with 6 boxes eaten by one Cub.
All the tents, including the scouts ones got inspected. After a quick lunch the Cubs headed out for a climb on the low ropes.
Hathi held a bush tucker challenge where the Cubs and Leaders tried eating crickets, Berty  Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
In the evening the Cubs went to the campsite camp fire.

Cub Camp – Day 5

6 AUGUST 2015

imageThe big news of the day is that all the Cubs were clean for at least a few minutes after they emerged from the swimming pool at lunch time.
This afternoon we have been around the camp site making craft items to remind us of the camp.  The Cubs also had a go at tie dying t-shirts that glow in the dark.
imageThis evening all the Cubs are having a go at almost sleeping outside the with the sides and ends of their tents open.
Don’t forget tonight is the last night so please pick up your Cub up at 1pm, if you are available earlier to help pack up tents that would be great.

 

 

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Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Scout Jamboree on the Internet at Liss!

1st Liss Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be taking part in the 23rd Jamboree on the Internet over the 18/19th October.  This is a real Jamboree of over 1 million Scouts worldwide in a specially set up, and monitored chat room online over the internet.  We have been very fortunate to be able to have some PC’s on loan and with the help of two dads have set up our very own internet café in the hut.

The Beavers and Cubs will be attending over the day, with the Scouts taking on the night shift in this 24 hour Global event.  Hopefully we will then be able to make contact with Beavers in Australia and Cubs in America…..  except in those countries they are not called Beavers or Cubs….

BINGO!

As part of the weekend we will be completing two very unusual ‘Bingo’ cards.  The first is for countries (I bet you never see that at Gala) and the second is a traditional number one using secret Jamboree ID codes obtained by chatting with people worldwide.  Already we have contacts building from as far away as Cuba!

Challenges

1st Liss Scouts would like to challenge the world to building a human pyramid!  Here’s what we have done….  can you do any better?  Can you do a row from each section from your Group?  A Leaders row maybe and before you ask out hut isn’t tall enough!

Challenge 2

Contact us online over the JOTI weekend for our Jamboree e-mail address and we can put some of your photos  up here.  Our station name is LissUK.

 

For further information about Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) or it’s older cousin Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) have a look here.

To find out about our fabulous village in the South of England have a look here.

 

 

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Cubs Scouts

New finish time for Scouts

Our problem….

 

Just to let you know that following parent feedback we have reviewed the finish time of Scouts on a temporary basis.As you know we are restricted to holding Scouts on a Friday evening due to Leader availability.  This means it can start no earlier than 19:30 as Beavers finishes at 19:00.  We need the 30 minutes to get in and ready, so starting any earlier isn’t an option.Several parents at our parents meeting and through feedback to various leaders have raised concerns that with that the current 21:30 finish time was a little late.  The Leadership team, in consultation with the Group Scout Leader, and indeed the Scouts themselves felt a finish time of 2100 more appropriate.

 

 

Our solution….

 

Therefore with effect from Friday 3rd October we will be offering a staggered approach to finishing times.  We will be offering a ‘normal’ finishing time of 21:00 for our younger members.  However if there is enough demand we will continue until 21:30 for Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol leaders, and older Scouts.  It may be that as the average age of the Troop picks up again we can take another look at this but as always we will get your views on this at the time.

There will be occasions where the 21:30 finish would be preferable, for example for trips, visits, and special projects, you will be notified of these beforehand, and obviously have the opportunity to collect your son or daughter at 21:00 in  any case.  Reasons for this will include any cooking activities where there seems to be a reluctance to clear things away, and putting up tents, where it sometimes just takes forever!  On the other hand it may be that we just need to instill a sense of urgency!  Something for us to work on perhaps….

Put the word about!

I’m also conscious that some of our younger Scouts may have had some time away as the finish time was just too late, if that’s the case, and they want to try again with the earlier finish time then again that’s OK with us.

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Cub Camp (Photos)

Cub Camp Day 1

It’s only 11pm and the Cubs are at least in there onsies and getting settled down for the night. Today was all about getting the camp set up and an Orienteering competition to find there way around the camp. Everyone managed a huge plate of spag bol this evening and a hot chocolate before bed.

Cub Camp Day 2

At our first full day at Camp we got stuck into the routine, full cooked breakfast, flagbreak and inspection. Today’s activities were climbing where only 2 of the cubs and scouts made it to the top of the wall. Archery, caving, and the maze where most of the cubs got quite wet so all of the cubs have been for a trip through the shower. Tonight’s dinner was corn beef hash, which was new to some but at least everyone tried to eat some.

This evening we have been making dream catchers and the leaders are hoping they will be treated very soon.

We will be remembering the start WW1 tonight at  10pm by lighting a single candle.

Cub Camp Day 3

We really are settled into Camp life now. This morning we took a trip into the local town to check out a well recommended toy shop. Most bizarre purchase was a pair of handcuffs!
This afternoon the Cubs were on the assault course, photos below, get the washing machine manual out for super advanced pre-wash on Friday. In the evening the Cubs prepared their own dinner from a bag of ingredients, no-one starved.
Meanwhile the 3 scouts at camp have been learning more outdoors skills and have cooked all their own meals, culminating in gutting trout to the amazement of the Cubs.
Finally we have battened down the hatches to prepare for overnight rain forecast.

Cub Camp Day 4

Really slow start this morning but not a wet cub to be seen even though we had 3hrs of torrential rain during the night.
Today everyone was involved in the pioneering project which was to build watch tower
This evening we held a Camp Fire and cooked some of our dinner on it.

Cub Camp Day 5

The last full day of camp and we have been out all day visiting Mercedes Benz World at Brookland Motor Circuit were we learnt about old cars and some very modern ones, every one got to sit in an AMG and go out on a 4×4 experience. 4×4 The Movie will be shown on the first week back.
Tonight we are having a gourmet meal at a fine dinning establishment in Woking.
When we got back to the camp everyone worked really hard to take down as much of the canvas as we could as rain was forecast for the morning. Most of the Cubs moved into hike tents which was a bit more of an adventure and we got all the tents down we wanted too.

Cub Camp Day 6

Last day at camp and most of the morning was pent tidying up the rest of the site and putting things back as we had found them. Fortunately the rain held off until mid morning but we managed to stay on track for leaving on time.

Many thanks to all those who came and helped.

Photos

Enjoy the Photos.


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Rodney Bishop 2014 (Photos)

Some action shots of the Cubs as the Rodney Bishop Football competition.


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We need some help!!!

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 We are asking for some help from all parents, friends (old and new) and anyone else who knows us!  Due to a long term illness we are a Cub Leader ‘down’.  With a thriving Cub pack and experianced leaders already in place we are recruiting an extra pair of eyes, either as a parent helper or a uniformed leader, the choice is yours!

‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!’

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

It would be a shame to restrict some activities trips and camps just because we don’t have enough adults volunteering.  This is where you can make a difference.  We are looking for an over 18 to come along (it doesn’t have to be every week) and help with Cubs.  Its from 1800-1930 on Thursdays, either come along for a look or speak to any Beaver, Cub or Scout Leader.  It doesn’t matter if you haven’t done it before, just bring your sense of fun and adventure, we can provide the rest!

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Liss Scouts going to 23rd World Scout Jamboree

23rd World Scout JamboreeFantastic news about the 23rd World Scout Jamboree!  Marcus and Ollie have passed a grueling selection test at County level and have been selected to go to Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  To give you an idea of how difficult this was there were over 15 candidates at District level.  With this in mind to have two from 1st Liss Scouts selected is a fantastic achievement.  They will now form part of a much bigger UK contingent.

Although they will have moved on to Explorers at the time of the trip there is a very strong connection with 1st Liss Scout Group.  Both of them have been  very committed at Scouts.  This dedication has been rewarded by them being able to represent not only Liss but the UK as a whole at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.  Obviously this is going to cost a small fortune and although we cannot fund them directly there will be numerous fund raising events being held for them, including a sweet sale at Liss Junior School.  I would like to think we could all support them for this once in a lifetime trip.

In return for your support at these events the lads have offered to come back to 1st Liss Scouts and tell us all about their adventures on the other side of the world at the Japan Jamboree!  In addition to this the two will be providing regular updates on here about the training and meetings required.  This is necessary to get to know their fellow contingent members before the  3500 Scouts and Leaders go to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree on the other side of the world.

For further details on the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan have a look on Facebook here. After 2015 the next Jamboree will be held in 2019 in North America.  It is policy of the UK Scout Association that every Scout is given the opportunity to attend one World Scout Jamboree in their lifetime.