Macroom Cub Scouts’ summer camp in Wales
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.