Hornchurch District Cub Air Rifle Competition
The District Cub Air Rifle competition was held at 8th Hornchurch Headquarters. This year 55 cubs attended the competition from 8 different cub packs; 1st Elm Park, 2nd Elm Park, 2nd Rainham, 3rd Rainham, 8th Hornchurch Jupiter, Apollo, Dragon and Mercury.
The Cubs were in two different age groups under 9 ¼ and over 9 ¼. The under 9 ¼'s shot in the morning and the over 9 ¼'s shot in the afternoon.
Before the Cubs shot for the competition they were each given a practice turn to ensure that they are all familiar with the air rifles. While the Cubs were shooting the waiting Cubs were occupied by a Video being shown on a large screen TV and the others were playing games out side on the grass.
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District Cub Camp 2016
Friday 24th June saw 250 Cubs, Young Leaders and Leaders from across the District arrive at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre for this year’s District Cub Camp. With 2016 being 100 years of Cubs, the main theme behind the camp was Adventure!
We kick started the weekend with a campfire led by Jack Bresslaw and Ben Bushaway - great job again guys! Thank you.
Supper and bed was next on the programme, but we all know that on first night of camp bed doesn’t necessarily mean sleep! However, by about 1:30am I think most Cubs had finally given in and gone to sleep.
Bright and early Saturday morning (and I mean 4:30am early!!), the Cubs were awake, ready for a day of fun and adventure - although I’m not sure the leaders were quite as ready!
Breakfast was served, and the Cubs then set off for their day of site activities - Archery, Rifle Shooting, Assault Course, Water Rollerz, Slacklining, Cork Guns, Pedal Karts, Demolition Derby, Bungee Run and Caving Simulator. The Assault course saw some of the Cubs get extremely muddy after the rain!!
After dinner we set up our Fun Fair Side Shows and the Cubs got to spend their tickets to have a go on them all - earning prize tickets as the evening went on. These included Hook-A-Duck, Hoopla, Guess the weight of the sweets, Find the Key, Splat-A-Rat, Peggy, Higher or Lower, Penny Push, Cover the Number, and lots more!
After a slightly earlier night, Sunday morning saw lots of tired Cubs get up and pack their kit away ready to go home, but not before they had been to spend their hard earned pocket money in the shop! We also attempted to make a Cubs 100 video, but the wind sadly put a stop to this! We’ll try again another time.
Lisa Jones ADC