Cooling Off With A Paddle

After a week of record temperatures in the UK, where better to hold a Cub meeting than on the local lake with a Kayak club. As well as fun and frolics in the water, the Cubs learned enough kayaking skills to earn their British Canoeing Paddle Start Award certificates. This involved developing their basic knowledge to enable them to safely …

A Crab-tastic Evening

After a very hot week, the Cubs were pleased to get outside and enjoy a pleasant sea breeze. They spent the evening of crab fishing and set new record for Longham with 364 crabs caught in one evening. Many Cubs are now becoming expert in the sport and have their own ‘secret’ baits, special lines and traps. Everyone had great …

A West-Country Adventure

Our Beavers went with others from East Dorset on the first District Beavers visit to the Scouting Funday at Woodhouse Scout Activity Centre near Bristol. It was a large event with Cubs & Beavers from places as far away as Wales, Devon and the Midlands. There were loads of activities on offer, including Go Karts, Funfair, Helter Skelter, Mirror Maze, …

Beavers meet Monkeys

The Beavers enjoy climbing but regrettably, the leaders are not very good teachers of this skill so decided to take them to Monkey World for expert demonstrations instead! During their visit, they got chance to learn about the conservation of endangered species, the centre’s breeding programme and their work to help with those primates being abused around the world. This …

Scouts Reach for the Skies

Every now and again, a fantastic opportunity presents itself for our members to have an experience of a lifetime. Over the years, one such activity has been aviation. It is always highly rewarding for them to learn the basics of how to fly an aircraft, but it requires a lot of hard work and commitment. Over the past year, some …