1st North Leigh Scouts

Cub Fest

As we told you way back in February, this year is a pretty special one, as it’s the Centenary of the founding of Cub Scouts! With nearly half of this exciting year over, some of the Cubs went to Cub Fest, and here’s what they got up to!

Cub Fest is one of the most prestigious events that we’re participating in to mark the Centenary. It’s a green field camp in the majestic setting of Cornbury Park, and took place from 17th to 19th June – a once in a lifetime event.

The event was open to all the Cub Scouts in the County and there was in excess of a thousand Cub Scouts present for the weekend! We teamed up with Kestrel Cub Pack, and we all had a lot of fun.

As part of the camp, the Cubs dressed up in costumes for the opening parade and our District, West Oxfordshire, was given the decades of 1910s/20s, so we dressed up Bugsy Malone style!

The activities for the weekend were based around three zones; Past, Present and Future. These provided Cubs with the opportunity to undertake all sorts of activities, including climbing, Segways, axe throwing, pioneering, fire lighting, high ropes, dancing, junk modelling and circus skills, to name but a few.

The Cubs that went received a badge, which they can wear on their uniform until the end of the year!

Everyone had a great time and we hope that you’ll all continue to join in and have fun for the rest of the centenary year!