District Chess and Draughts 2015

10 Cubs took part in the District event in Wincanton, everyone who took part did their best but particularly proud that Lawrence came 1st for Somerton in the Chess and Ruben came first in the Draughts with Mark coming third.

The top 12 from each discipline then went on to the County Event where Lawrence came first in Chess with Ben second.

Very proud of everyone who took part in this event.


Brownsea Island Visit

Brownsea Island is the birthplace of scouting where Baden Powell had his first camp in 1907.  The Beavers and Cubs all set off early Saturday morning to catch the first ferry from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island.

When we arrived we had a walk to the other end of the Island to take part in the Survival challenge, which is one of  the actual activities on the original  Baden Powell camp.  It was nice to get into the woods which was much cooler where we built a shelter, camp fire ( but not actually light it) and built a tripod to hang the cooking pot.    Everyone really enjoyed it and was one of the highlights of the day.

In the afternoon we took part in playing games which were also part of the original camp, from throwing pine cones to knock tin cans down, a race to see which group could put a tent up the fastest.

On the return ferry ride we had a tour of Poole harbour before catching the coach back to Somerton.