Sizzling Summer Party

Yes, it’s July. It’s HOT! And it’s party time!!!!!

After a busy scouting year, the committee and leaders of 12th Cambridge invite all members, friends and family to our Summer Party 2015 on 20 July, 6pm on.

With catering by our very own professionals and fun & games organised by our scouters, this is the event not to be missed!

FREE entry*, just RSVP to summerparty@12thcambridge.org.uk  (*but donations via our Virgin site are welcome at any time!)

 

summer party 2015

Sir Gawain and the Knights Away: Cubs Spring Camp

It’s been a while since the Cub pack’s Spring Camp in the Peak District: it’s about time I got some photos out to the world! See the bottom of this page for a large number of photos.

IMG_6095The theme of the camp was Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a story with a close connection to where we were camping. Our band of knights encountered many a challenge and accomplished many a feat of derring-do, too many to recount in full, but particular highlights should be recorded.

Perhaps most notable was their descent from a terrifyingly high bridge, lowering themselves through thin air. Then there was the epic journey on foot along the spectacular Roaches ridge in two separate groups, navigating themselves.

IMG_6209Back at camp, our knights were never idle. When they weren’t building our grand fortress gate, they were inventing and building numerous items of camp furniture, making flags and heraldic crests, laying trails of tracking symbols, hunting for treasure, cooking food over a fire and digging around in the undergrowth to discover its hidden inhabitants. And let’s not forget the necessary components of day-to-day life on camp: collecting firewood, helping with cooking, washing up, fetching water, and so on.

The cubs’ enthusiasm, helpfulness and general positive attitude to the activities, as well as the more mundane everyday aspects of camp life, was fantastic and made the camp great fun for all of us! Well done to them all, especially those camping with us for the first time!


Quidditch!

So on Thursday a series of school trips left Raptor troop with just 14 scouts compared to our normal 35. There was only one answer….. Two make shift patrols of 7 and a game of Quidditch!

We are the Wildcats!

In April this year, we launched a second Scout Troop and meeting night.  Up to now, it’s been known – rather boringly! – as the 12th Cambridge (Wednesday) Troop.

Last week, the Scouts at the new Troop got to vote on their choice of name.  The clear winner, seeing off Reptiles, Mountains and even Dinosaurs, was Wildcats.

Wildcats

This led onto decisions about patrol names, and we now have the Black Panthers, Jaguars and Pumas. They’re led by our three new Patrol Leaders, who will be appointing their assistants later in the term.

With fifteen Scouts and now a Troop name, things are settling down at Wildcats.  We’ve got our first camp in July (joint with Raptors, the Thursday evening Troop), and will be launching a patrol points competition over the summer, as well as designing a Troop badge.

If you’ve got any questions, or would like to get involved (either as a Scout or as an adult helper/leader) do email us at newtroop@12thcambridge.org.uk   And yes, we might change that email to wildcats@ soon!