Cubs let their inner demons and their artistic side out this week designing pumpkins for hallween. The squidgy, smelly insides weren’t popular with everyone, but the results are pretty great!
The Slieve Bloom Cub County Camp was held in Clara in June 2012, and our cubs got the opportunity to share their usual den space with cubs from other troops. The weekend was a great success with scavenging field trips to gather free, wild food and then back to learn how to cook it, as well as the more usual scouting fare of sausages, rashers, and the occasional marshmallow on a variety of different outdoor cooking fires. Swimming in Clara pool and a treasure hunt around the town kept things interesting in the evening.
Thanks to the Scouts who came down to give us a hand getting set up and training up some of our cubs, great fun with mallets was had all round 🙂
Our Cubs had a great – if sometimes soggy – weekend in Larch Hill this June Bank Holiday and were a credit to the unit in every way. We were lucky with the weather til Saturday night, all our water bases took place in full and beautiful sunshine. By evening, however, the elements conspired against us, but our cubs are a hardy lot and got stuck into their activities Sunday despite the rain and went on to win the Spirit of the Sub Camp for the second year in a row.
Larch Hill Cub Weekend continues to be a great annual event, our thanks in particular to Seimí (now forever to be known as Mama Crab) for his help.
p.s Some of our Venture Scouts headed up for a weekend of hard work and did a great job on staff, thanks guys!
As part of Bioblitz 2012 in Lough Boora, Bat conservation Ireland lead a walk to show the hidden world of Irish bats. The cubs and scouts went out to Lough Boora for a quick walk before heading back to Teach Lea as the night started to draw in to see how the diversity count was going, talk to some of the volunteers manning the equipment about whatthey were doing and how it was going. Out to the courtyard then to see some samples of irish bats, and how to know when you have bats in your locality. As the night grew darker unfortunately the rain set in too, and it turned out the weather was too bad to actually see many bats, but we got to hear them on a scanner.
Cubs would like to say a special thank you to Mark McKeown, who came and showed us all some fascinating insects. We had a great night and anyone with a fear of creepy crawlies found out they’re not so bad after all.