For this camp, 9 cubs from 1st Brookwood joined a district event with 107 cubs in total. There were activities during the day like backwoods cooking, including preparing mackerel and making dampers, fire starting, paracord bracelets, making wooden signs with fire brands and archery. It rained on Saturday afternoon but all the cubs stayed very cheerful. After a hike on Sunday the cubs all went home, many after doing their first nights camping without parents. Well done to them, and to Jason for organising the camp.
Over the early May Bank Holiday from the Friday afternoon to Monday morning a group of 1st Brookwood scouts went on camp at Walton Firs in Cobham. We had 16 Scouts, 2 young leaders and 4 leaders. Quite a few of the scouts had not had much camping experience before, but did very well, helped by some of the more experienced ones. The weather was glorious. The trip included caving, crate stacking, buggy building, a hike and plenty of camp fires.
Over a weekend in March, four of our scouts hiked over 30km as a team, plotting their own route and hiking it quickly without getting lost. The weekend included setting up their own camp and doing their own catering as a team. This was done as a part of the Woking District Lightweight competition, around the Petersfield area. Below is a picture of them at camp in between the two days.
A packed crowd in the Brookwood Memorial Hall enjoyed a brilliant night of fun as a Chocolate Bingo evening was organised just before Easter. It was great to see the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and their siblings form an orderly queue at the end of the night to receive an egg each. Mums and Dads were also thrilled to be given a bag of Mini Eggs on their way home. We look forward to more chocolate fun in 2019.
Another fantastic annual quiz was held at the Brookwood Memorial Hall on Saturday 10th March 2018 with over 80 people taking part, raising funds for the 1st Brookwood Group. Many thanks to everyone that came along and to those that helped organise and deliver a great evening. Congratulations to the winning team. We look forward to next year’s event.
On 24th February a group of 12 Cubs from 1st Brookwood took part in the Woking District Cub Sports Evening at Woking Leisure Centre. The Cubs were able to have a play in the soft play area, do some football and volleyball, take instruction on self defence and have fun trampolining. The evening concluded with the various Cub packs from the district having exclusive use of the Leisure Lagoon at the Pool in the Park. A great night was had by all.
To celebrate this event and work towards the Cubs International activity badge, the Cubs all played some traditional Chinese games, learnt counting and some phrases, created wonderful symbols and sampled delicious food. We were very grateful to Chop Suey House in Knaphill for the kind donation of the scrummy spring rolls and enough fortune cookies for the entire group.