Easter 2013 Programme PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Ford   

Welcome back after our two week Easter break. This term we will be working for the Outdoor Challenge Badge. I will list the activities shortly, but you should note that there is a change in venue and finish time for one of the Tuesday sessions.


Before I go through the activities, can I just give you a few reminders. Those parents/guardians whose son/charge is going to camp later this term, I need your final payment of £40 (taking into account the £10 deposit you have already paid) by 21st May please.

Renewal of Promise – This is taking place at Barleylands this coming Sunday (21 April). All uniformed youngsters are expected to make the effort to attend. Details were given out before Easter, but if you need a reminder of the detail, give me a call.

Church Parade – There should be one this Sunday, but I have advised the vicar that we won’t be attending due to our attendance at the Renewal of Promise service. A note for you diaries, the next two Church Parades are 19 May and 16 June. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, please make every effort to attend.

A little while ago I made you aware of the “linking” process we now have in place for Cubs moving up to Scouts. After the May half term, I will letting you know of the detail, as we have a few Cubs who will be “moving up” at the end of this term. 


Now on to the activities. Some involve being outdoors and with unpredictable English weather, planned events may have to change. You will also notice that over the 14 week period, two of the Tuesday sessions have been cancelled. The first due to a personal commitment and the second due to the previous weekends Cub Camp. At my age, it takes a bit longer to recover from Cub Camp.


Outdoor Challenge:

16 April 2013 – Discuss Program with Cubs

21 April – Renewal of Promise event at Barleylands

23 April -    Preparing for an Expedition

30 April – Cubs session cancelled due to personal commitment

7 May – Basic knots

14 May – Explore Mill Meadows

19 May – Church Parade at St Johns

21 May – Preparing for camp

28 May – No Cubs – Half Term

4 June – Discuss camp with parents – Cubs to arrive as normal – more detail to be issued                   nearer the time

7 June to 9 June - Cub Camp @ Belchamps Scout Camp site, Hockley.

11 June – Cubs session cancelled due to previous weekend activity

16 June – Church Parade at St Johns

18 June – Outdoor Challenge activity – tbc

25 June – Shelter building in Mill Meadows

2 July – Trekking – fundamentals

9 July – Trekking in Norsey Woods – note change of venue. More details nearer the time.

16 July – End of term fun and games