Summer fun for Burnside scout group
Keeping the camp fires burning
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