Cubs Summer Camp is up and running!
Sunday was relentless from the leaders point of view and yesterday was definitely a “too tired to do anything but my paid job” day so this is the first chance I’ve had for the final Cubs Summer Camp 2023 post.
After (a late) lunch on Sunday we finished striking the tents, had some photos in our Cubs designed and built temporary shelters (before taking them down) and then split the Cubs into three groups to do saw and axe training and a “Sisal Trail” following the (thick) string around a route through the bushes and trees (and is way more fun than I make it sound here). There was still some free time to listen to some music and do a bit of dancing.
To say Michael was in his element would be an understatement – our very own “Greatest Showman” led us (with help from a few friends) through some of the usual fun songs, intermixed with the investiture of two new leaders, Rebecca and Libby, and presentation of Chief Scout’s Silver awards to Cameron and Raffi as well as Alice, who, along with Anna (who couldn’t stay for the ceremony), became our first girls in 11th Edgware to earn this top Cubs award.
We have an enormous amount of photos covering the last part of camp (see the whole lot on the Facebook group!). They show some great memories of a fantastic weekend and we thank you for lending us your Cubs as all the planning would have been a complete waste of time if they hadn’t showed up!!!! Plus, of course, they are all great fun to be around, to watch grow, and, with their infectious enthusiasm, take on things they’ve never done before and you’d probably not let them do if you knew beforehand!!!!