Pathfinder Cub Pack – Review of 2019/20

During the summer term we did lots of badge work, learning about Homeless charities, Problem solving and managed to complete the Athletes badge, we finished the term with a game’s night at Lydiard Park.

In July we held our summer camp at Horley. This is one of our favourite camp sites, despite being a fair distance away. We had a great camp with lots of good weather.

In the Autumn we took part in RUNVEMBER and all of us took our part in walking and/or running to raise money and awareness of the homeless. It was great to see many family members also joining in this activity. We collected several bags of clothing to be donated to the charity.

Our Christmas visit to Bassett House to sing some Christmas songs to the residents was a rewarding evening. A very big thank you to the cubs who played musical instruments for the residents to enjoy – we have some talented musicians in the pack. A special thank you to Peter’s Mum who came and played the organ for us.

In January we took part in the District Scrap Heap Challenge, where our team made a very good model, but not good enough to be judged the winner – there are always some very clever ideas at this event. We were also hoping to take part in the District Chess competition, but this competition and the District Swimming Gala were cancelled due to the March lockdown We also had 18 cubs booked in to take part in JOTT this year, but unfortunately this was another event that had to be cancelled.

In February we arranged a sleepover for our older cubs. This year we visited Free Dog Climbing Centre on the Friday evening and then Baloo arranged a shooting session for us on Saturday morning. Another highlight of this sleepover was that the cubs cook breakfast for themselves and the leaders. Never does sausage, eggy bread and beans taste so good as when its cooked for you.

As always, I must thank our pack leaders who give so much time to help with the smooth running of the pack and also the parents who have stepped forward to help when we have needed an extra pair of hands, we really appreciate the time you give.

Ann, AKELA