Macclesfield Forest Family Hike

Thanks again to Ian (aka Ancient Akela) who did even better this year organising fantastic weather for our group’s Family Hike on Sunday 12th October.

We all had a brilliant time and enjoyed a great day in each other’s company. All our sections joined in and even some “Beavers in training” came along and managed to keep up.

Hike records have been updated and some of you are due badges – Congratulations

Keep your eyes out for some more challenging hikes being organised by Ian soon.

Chamboree 2014 – Cub weekend

Cubs camped for the weekend at Tabley showground.
On Friday evening, it rained – a lot. We all sheltered inside our giant new dining shelter whilst we left Scott’s mum and dad, Charlie’s mum and James’s mum putting up tents with Akela in the rain. (Thank you parents :D)
Fortunately the rain stopped and we all went to the main arena tent for a disco. The grown-ups danced more than the Cubs but the Cubs were better at dancing!!!
On Saturday, we did IRIS zone – starting with a bouncy castle filled with foam and small plastic balls, we had to collect as many yellow balls as possible. We had a nerf gun battle, did a Thor hammer throw, a penalty shootout, and an inflatable assault course. We rounded our morning off with a visit to the Circus. The best bit was watching Mike Comber on the aerial straps – he went right up to ceiling of the Big Top and then unrolled himself really quickly down to the floor. Later the clown got some of the leaders to join in with his act and that was really funny.
We returned to camp for our lunch with the Beavers – who had arrived that morning.
In the afternoon, we visited more zones. We did some CSI fingerprinting in Xperiment; then we climbed over a giant gateway into Survival and played on the swings and carousels.
By the time we got back to our camp, the Beavers had left and the Scouts had arrived. We quickly ate our tea and played in the sunshine before parading down to the opening ceremony. Cubs were right at the front near the stage and the music was VERY loud. We joined in with Chamboree X dances and then went back to our camp for hot chocolate, marshmallows, squirty cream and biscuits.
On Sunday, the Scouts had to leave early to catch the bus to Tatton, we could relax and have our breakfast in peace before joining the other Cubs for a morning of activities. We could choose whatever we wanted to do. Our Cubs beat the Brownies at Tug of War – even though their leader was helping them; we made amazing rockets that flew a really long way, and tried loads of other games including: circus skills; throwing balls into a bucket; beat the buzzer wire game; laser string assault course; duck, duck, goose; splat; and a superhero training session.
After lunch we had some free time to pack up our kit and then just relax in camp. We visited the main arena to buy souvenirs and sweets and then it was time to go back to meet our parents at camp.
I can’t wait until Chamboree 2018 when I can join in with all the Scout activities and stay for a whole week and not just the weekend.

District Swimming Competition

Congratulations to all the cubs from today.
They were all great and tried so hard
They cheered so loud for each other,
but not quite as loud as the parents when we came first!
Thanks Austen for organising our team
Good luck when you represent Warrington East District at the County Swimming Gala on December 1st!!!

Pond Dipping

Cubs enjoyed a lovely sunny evening at the side of Lymm Dam whilst Pond Dipping under the guidance of Ranger Tim.

They managed to catch lots of interesting creatures including: Water flea, Waterlouse, Caddisfly larva, Midge larva, Pond skater, PIKE (Yes a pike!!!), Water boatman, Lesser water boatman, Tadpole, Pond snail, Ramshorn snail, Damselfly larva, Water scorpion, Mosquito larva skin, Swan mussel and Water measurer.

The only creatures that went into the water were the ones that live there.

Well done to all the Cubs who helped to tidy up the dam by netting the rubbish that some other people had left behind.

Thanks again to Ranger Tim for a great evening.

Bear Grylls visits Cheshire Scouting

Nearly 1000 Scouts and 1800 Cubs with over 1000 Leaders at Tatton Park Campsite.
1400 Beavers and Leaders at The Heath in Runcorn
Plus Explorers and Network at Forest Campsite
65% of everyone involved in Cheshire Scouting attended a Bear Grylls event
All the sections from 4th Lymm had the opportunity to attend these events – see our blogs for more details

Family Hike

Well done to the Cubs, Scouts and Beaver (and their parents) who managed to keep up with Ancient Akela (aka Mountain Goat), and thanks to him for leading a fantastic hike and organising the weather.

We enjoyed a great day and it didn’t rain!!!

Some of us got cold, some of us got blisters, some of us nearly got blown away by the wind, we braved two stop off points for the sake of our parents; but we all finished the hike.

Your hike records have been updated and some of you are due badges – Congratulations

Thank you to Ancient Akela for leading us round and teaching us some useful new map skills, and also for showing us where to go to buy delicious hot chocolate.

Please organise a hike again soon