Beavers & Rainbows at Chamboree 2014

What a brilliant day Beavers (and Rainbows) had at Chamboree on Saturday 2nd August.
Hawkeye came with us on the coach; Bubbles and Chip met us at Tabley and showed us where the Cubs were camping. Fortunately, we got there just in time to have a bacon sandwich!
Next we went to the main arena for an opening ceremony and then it was straight to our activity zone. In the morning we went to Creative & Faith zones. Apparently it was raining outside, but we were so busy we didn’t notice. We made superhero wings for our trainers; bashed metal spikes into leather keyrings to emboss them; painted our hands and added our prints to a HUGE circle of paper that had handprints from practically all the Beavers, Rainbows and their Leaders; coloured in pictures of superheroes; made Hama bead shapes and bookmarks.
We returned to camp for our lunch with the Cubs – who had been on their own activity zones. Lunch was beef burgers with salad, then fruit and birthday cake (one of the Scouts had their birthday at camp). There was a superhero treasure hunt around the site, but we were too busy eating cake to find all the superheroes.
In the afternoon, we visited the Indoor Arena where we blew giant bubbles; danced with Vinnie Vole, fired elastic band guns, solved a co-ordination puzzle by working as a team, had a cup relay race, made duck food and played “Hook a duck”, scrambled under a camouflage net, and then did lots of small challenges and games to beat “The Cube”.
We rounded off our afternoon with a visit to the Big Top and the circus. Hannah Rose amazed us with her rope climbing skills and the clown made us all laugh a lot.
We can’t wait until Chamboree 2018 when we’ll be old enough to join in with all the Scout activities and camp for a whole week.