Sum­mer fun for Burn­side scout group

Keep­ing the camp fires burn­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Jonathan Ged­des

A group of cub scouts re­cently wrapped up their sum­mer sea­son in style.

The Burn­side 113th Scouts made sure they were out and about through­out June and July, with plenty of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Fif­teen of them, along with some lead­ers and par­ent helpers, took part in an amaz­ing camp at Auchengillan out­door cen­tre to cel­e­brate 100 years of the cub scout sec­tion.

Over 800 cub scouts from across the west of Scot­land joined them for two nights camp­ing in tents. Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a camp­fire, climb­ing tow­ers, grass sledges, mak­ing things, drum work­shops and be­ing free to run and play in the open space safely.

It was all topped off with birth­day cake and loads of good food that con­trib­uted to a suc­cess­ful event.

For many of the 113th cubs this was their first trip away from home and fam­ily and they all thor­oughly en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence, gain­ing their nights’ away badge in the process.

The cubs then learned how to use knots and lash­ings in a fun way by mak­ing flag- poles, de­sign­ing and dec­o­rat­ing their own team flag to fly.

Scout leader Graeme Hamil­ton said: “The re­sult was ex­cit­ing and with­out real­is­ing it, the cubs had all learned how to tie clove hitches, do square lash­ings and find the best way to raise a flag to flut­ter in the evening breeze.

“That’s the essence of scout­ing- have fun and in the process learn new things and make new friends.”

The 113th Scout Group has four sec­tions - the beavers for six and seven year olds; the cubs for eight to10.5 year olds, the scouts for those aged 10.5 to 14, and the ex­plor­ers for those 14-18.

Meet­ing times can be found on the web­site www.113burn­side.wix.com.

All sec­tions start back in late Au­gust af­ter the schools re­turn and new mem­bers are wel­come.

Flag Day The Scouts with one of their ac­tiv­i­ties

Sum­mer Fun The Burn­side 113th Scouts

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