By Megan Scofield – ADC Cubs
Well I have just got back from camp. Washing machine on, cup of tea drunk, bags unpacked, showered! My feet ache, my eyes are heavy but I can’t stop smiling.
14 packs from Horsham District have spent the last 4 days celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouting with the rest of West and East Sussex. 2,500 Cubs and the largest single section event ever held by Sussex. Arriving on camp the Cubs and Leaders were full of excitement and anticipation for the days that lay ahead.
2 full days of activities with Cubs climbing towers, riding miniature trains, crossing rope bridges, making clocks, zorbing, rifle shooting, archery, caving, making new friends and meeting old ones…the list goes on.
Sunday night saw the final of the Cubs Got Talent competition with 2 of the 12 finalists coming from Horsham. Three Voices (1st St Leonards Forest) and 10th Kiwis (5th/10th Horsham) doing us proud with singing and Hakka. A wonderful opportunity for the young people to demonstrate their diverse and incredible talents.
The camp was also a brilliant opportunity for all the packs and leaders to get to know each other. A great foundation we’ve all agreed needs to built on. We also decided that a Leaders “coffee break” should be introduced for the next camp, once the Cubs have gone to activities, to allow the Leaders to meet, socialise, swap programme ideas, etc.
The Cubs and Leaders left exhausted having had a fantastic camp.
Particular thanks needs to go to Linda Barker who assisted me as District Rep and Oliver Smith (2nd Horsham) for your calm and proactive assistance in a time of need. I would also like to thank the 4 young people who were dragged to camp with their parents and proved invaluable for their hard working and enthusiastic attitudes, setting an example that even us Leaders should learn from.
What a great way to end my three years as ADC Cubs. I am now going to put the kettle back on (and possibly have a nap).
Note from the DC
A big thank you goes to Megan as she stands down as ADC Cubs for Horsham Weald and the newly formed Horsham Scout District. Overseeing this successful camp for Horsham District Cub Scouts marks a great end to her time as ADC. Megan plans to continue in a leadership role in Horsham District.
Well done Megan.