District Hiking Weekend 2024 Results

Scouts Competition

1st Place7th Squirrels Heath Team A655 points
2nd Place3rd Upminster Team A610 points
3rd Place3rd Upminster Team C580 points
4th Place7th Squirrels Heath Team B532 points
5th Place1st Upminster 412 points
6th Place3rd Upminster Team B110 points

Explorer Competition

1st PlaceTrojans Team A1085 points
2nd PlaceVikings945 points
3rd PlaceTrojans Team B727 points
4th PlaceCenturions650 points

District Hiking Weekend 2024

St Georges Day 2024

Soapbox Derby 2023

June 24, 2023

District Cub Camp 2023

May 21, 2023

District Cub Camp 2023

This year’s District Cub Camp was held at Skreens Camp site in Chelmsford where 165Cubs attended with 43 leaders and young Leaders.

The weather was very good and we had to remind the Cubs to put on sun cream. All the cubs camped outside in tents.

Once everyone had arrived on Friday night and settled into their tents we had a camp fire where we all sung lots of camp songs. The Cubs had hot dogs in rolls and a drink and went to bed.

On Saturday morning we all got up and had breakfast then the activities began for the day ranging from Kayaking, Crate stacking, Climbing, paracord making, Archery, Air Rifle shooting, wheelchair assault course, raft building, slack line, bottle rockets and t shirt designing.

On Saturday evening we had dinner followed by a night of Adventure hero games which included some of these games, nerf guns, cover the number, key in the box, football in the hole and Knock down bottles using a stocking over your head.

On Sunday morning we all got up had breakfast and then we held a District Sports day with the usual activities of how far can you throw the welly boot, three-legged race, obstacle race, egg & spoon race, sack race, running race and wheel barrow race. All the cubs had lots of fun and enjoyed taking part. The Cubs who did not take part in Sports day played a game of hand ball.

A big thank you to all the leaders and the cooks team who helped make this such an exciting event for the Cubs.

Bob Wallace ADC (Events) Cubs

May 20, 2023

St Georges Day 2023

St Georges day 2023

District Cub Badge Day 2022

October 15, 2022

District Cubs Badge Day

On the 15th October we held the District Cub Badge Day at Thriftwood with 157 Cubs attending. The Cubs worked round the bases and gained 4 badges. Backwoods cooking, Air Activities 1, World Faiths, and DIY. If the Cub already held the badge, we gave them Activity Plus badges instead.

Air activities incorporated making and colouring paper aeroplanes then a competition to see how far they went. The Cubs also enjoyed the Bottle Rockets that flew up into the sky.

World faith badge was like a giant discussion on religion, Cubs drew pictures and had a quiz. We also had 2 leaders talking about their religion Hindu and Muslin. It was surprising how much you could pick up listening to these Leaders. Each Cub was also given a copy of a New Testament Gideons Bible with a Scout logo on it. (These were supplied free from Gideons).

Backwoods cooking, cooking dampers over a barbeque was very popular once cooked a dob of jam on them kept the cubs very interested in eating them. They also cooked eggs in a plastic bag. Lighting fires with spark sticks was also enjoyed.

DIY base the Cubs made Pin Pong ball guns. This involved drilling with a bench drill. Drilling with a battery drill. Screwing in 3 screws with a screwdriver.  Hammering cable clips in to hold the elastic band. Once done they then had to colour their guns with wood dye.  I would like to thank Barton Timber who supplied the timber for the guns free of charge.

By the number of what’s App messages I have received all the Cubs had a super, enjoyable day.

Thank You to all the Leaders and Parents who helped run this day and to make it such a success.

Bob Wallace
ADC CUBS (Events)

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