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Winter Cub Camp Goes Down a Storm

Cubs from both Wolf and Birchwood Packs enjoyed this year's winter camp at Tolmers Scout Centre early in November, despite some activities taking place in a torrential downpour! It was the second time that the two packs have joined together for a Group Cub camp. Nearly forty young people and ten leaders enjoyed the luxury of the site's Norfolk Lodge for the indoor camp, ending on remembrance Sunday. Climbing, abseiling, archery and orienteering kept the cubs active and busy on the two-night camp, along with wide games - challenging outdoor games in the dark. Even the downpour that rained off the traditional camp fire couldn't dampen our spirits. The cubs marked remembrance Sunday with some moving readings they had put together in their 'Cubs Own' ceremony, before returning by coach to join the rest of the Group and local community for Park Street's village remembrance service. The camp was organised by Wolf Pack's Akela, David Kelly for the final part of his assessment towards his nights away permit. He becomes the fifth leader in the group to gain the permit, allowing us the flexibility to offer more opportunities for the Group's young people to build their independence by enjoying nights away from home. Well done to all those cubs who did their best, tried new things and faced fears and challenges over the weekend away. And many thanks to David and the leaders who volunteered their weekend to make the camp such a great experience for everyone.

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