Mac­room Cub Scouts’ sum­mer camp in Wales

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

JUST be­fore dawn on Fri­day, June 1, bus­loads of very ex­cited cub scouts and their lead­ers from Mac­room set off for Wales on the very first Lee Val­ley Scout County In­ter­na­tional Cub Camp.

They were joined by Ballincol­lig and Cloghroe scout groups who all made the jour­ney to Sil­ver­cross Scout Camp­site in Wales. Months of prepa­ra­tion, plan­ning, phone calls, emails and meet­ings had gone into or­gan­is­ing the camp. It could not have hap­pened with­out the ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment of the cub lead­ers

On ar­rival at Sil­ver Cross the cubs and their lead­ers set up the camp­site and met their com­pan­ions for the week­end, 46th Kingswood Scouts from Bris­tol. They had a lovely evening ex­plor­ing and mak­ing new friends.

The weather was very kind to them so on Satur­day they spent the day on the beach tak­ing part in games and ac­tiv­i­ties and go­ing for a pad­dle. On Satur­day evening there was a fan­tas­tic camp­fire on site. Lots of favourite camp­fire songs were sung and new songs were learnt.

Sun­day was an­other very busy day. The lead­ers were up bright and early to get break­fast started. Each morn­ing over 200 pan­cakes were cooked and sausages and rash­ers also fea­tured on the menu. They spent the day at Oak­wood Theme Park and had great fun on the roller coast­ers, pad­dle boats, wa­ter slides etc.

Mon­day was their last day so after break­fast –and when the cubs had fin­ished wash­ing up – it was time to strike camp. The scout rule is to leave no trace and the cubs worked very hard to make sure that the camp­site was clean and that they left noth­ing be­hind ex­cept their thanks.

All of their hard work and plan­ning paid off and the Lee Val­ley In­ter­na­tional Cub Camp was a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

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