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Cubs attend District Brownsea Island Camp

4th August 2014

Cubs attend District Brownsea Island Camp

Cubs attend District Brownsea Island Camp 

What an amazing weekend, on 1st August 8 Cubs and 3 leaders from 1st Birchington joined 24 other Cubs and 11 leaders from around Thanet District on an adventure to Brownsea Island in Poole, Dorset.

On 1st August 1907 (107 years ago to the day), Lord Baden-Powell the founder of the Scouting movement took the first group of Scouts to the island to learn Scouting skills.  Our camp was to try and recreate some of the activities that they did as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery and the history that the island has to offer.

A full camp report can be found on the Thanet Scouts website by Akela Wolves follow the link below for some extra photo's as well:-

http://www.thanetscouts.org.uk/?p=2253

It was a full on weekend, lots of transporting kit on coaches, boats, trolly's, trailers etc, lots of hiking, cooking, washing up (it was endless!!), orienteering, monkey rope bridges, sleeping outdoors in Bivouacs, a Scouts own church service in the Church on the island, Scout skills, games, the list goes on

What was great about the camp, was seeing how all the Cubs got on together, from sticking to friends in their own group on the first day, to travelling back with new friends on the coach on the last day - it will be a trip to be remembered forever, and makes you remember what Scouting is fundlemantally about - Friendship, Adventure and Fun!

Our Cubs were amazing for the whole weekend, their behaviour and attitude was fantastic and I thank them for making it such an enjoyable experience, thank you also to Bagheera and Rowan and to all the other leaders that attended as it was a real group effort and everyone worked so hard to make it a memorable experience for the Cubs.

 

Author: RichardPhillpott

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