1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group

1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group scouting in Chipping Sodbury, Yate & Wickwar since 1914

Chipping Sodbury Scroll Issue 83 - June 2019

June 2019 Scroll Reports - Issue 83

First reports in for June scroll, more to follow when they come in. Click link below to read the full scroll.

Monday Cubs

We always like to blow away the cobwebs after the long Christmas and New Year break and thus, decided that our first pack night of 2019 would be spent playing wide games in the woods near HQ. The following week we stayed warm in the hut, welcoming our new starters and worked on ideas for inspection and what should be the contents of the Cubs inspection kits.

We made our now annual visit to the pantomime to see Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in Bath. The Cubs had a great time (oh yes they did) laughing at jokes they were hearing for the first time whilst us older ones groaned! How they got to sleep with the amount of chocolates supplied during the panto is beyond me, but ssssshhh what goes on camp stays on camp right!

To celebrate Burns’ Night, we learned about the Scottish Bard, tried to make sense of his poems and read out his poem in praise of a haggis. The Cubs totally polished off 2 Haggis’ and tried their hands (and feet) at Highland dancing in a Strictly Chipping Sodbury sort of way.

Our young leader Bagheera talked about Sanatana Dharma, the name for the original form of Hinduism, and the Cubs had fun creating Hindu art. 

We commemorated the life of the founder of the Scout Movement, Robert Baden-Powell by sharing stories of his early life and the beginning of the Scout movement. The Cubs played quizzes, decoded messages and listened to B-P’s last message to his Scouts, which is still a relevant message to give to young people today. Google it….

We asked our Pack’s 6rs and 2rs to take responsibility to plan an evening. They chose to research a country and tell the others about it with the help of flags, maps, words, pictures, items of interest they had researched… and food! It was a very successful, interesting and enjoyable night and they left excited, intrigued and full of curry, pasta, noodles, sushi and curry.

In March we went on camp – under canvas – to Beaver Lodge at Lydney where they enjoyed river-hiking (which is the correct term used for Cubs walking up to their knees in a river!), fire-lighting with flint and steel, practised skits for the campfire, prepared dinner together and cooked breakfast outside on a glorious weekend.

We spent a couple of Pack nights learning and practicing First Aid and snuck in our last Wide Game Pack night whilst it was still a dark evening. Another evening, Cubs were set a favourite challenge to Save The Penguin by delivering safely to the ground, without causing it any damage, an egg suspended from the ceiling using only items they could find. This is always popular with the Cubs and Leaders alike and on this occasion, a Six was very nearly successful in their quest with just a few cracks!           

We visited Chipping Sodbury High Street to finish off a few items on the Cubs Challenge badges, to introduce some to map reading, enabling others to fill the locations of the library, post boxes, the bakeries, butchers’ shops and other local services.

The term finished with another 6rs and 2rs evening. This time they chose to hold a Bake-Off style pancake-making competition which proved to be great fun, very messy and occasionally delicious!

We’ve had a great start to 2019 and are looking forward with eager anticipation to all we have planned for the remainder of the year.

Sharon Cross