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.