Cub Camp 2014

This year’s cub camp will be held at Kingswood, Hexham. Some of you may know it – it’s often used by schools.

Camp will be from the 22nd to the 25th of August – the bank holiday weekend. We are booked in for a range of fun activities including bush craft, survival skills, zip wire, nature walks, fencing and a scrap heap challenge!

We will be staying in lodges and all  meals are provided. Transport will be via parents’ cars – the address is:

Dukeshouse Wood, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP – see this map.

Background image © Bill Cresswell released under a Creative Commons  CC BY-SA 2.0 License

Bring a Parent Night

Cooking bread on an open fire

There was a great turn out at the Cubs ‘Bring a Parent Night’. The visitors were treated to displays of backwoods skills, fed home made soup with bread twists and entertained with traditional camp fire sketches.

  • Pack, pack, pack

  • Meeting the navigation challenge

  • A home-made compass

  • Bright Sparks

  • Comparing compass designs

  • Making bread twists

  • Matchless fire-lighting

  • Preparing the cotton wool

  • Looking for a flame

  • Showing the parents

  • Attending to the soup

  • Sticks in the fire

  • Baking Bread

  • Stories amongst the smoke

  • Toasting the Bread

  • At the drinks station

  • The Gathering

  • Stories amid the smoke

  • Cooking on the embers

  • Campfire stunts

  • Asking for a volunteer


Thanks to Tony Winters for the pictures.

The Hardest Questions

Close Scrutiny

In the third of our section briefings, tonight we spoke to the Cubs and their parents. Thankfully this time we were spared heavy rain.

We answered a range of questions about our plans for the hut and the surrounding land – parents were keen to ensure that we had undertaken suitable environmental surveys to ascertain the flood risk. Perhaps the trickiest questions came from the Cubs who wanted to know every last detail of the construction!

Scout Post 2013

Stocksfield Scout Post

Local residents can use Scout Post to have cards delivered to addresses in Broomley, Hedley, Mickley and Stocksfield (with a NE43 postcode). Cards should be placed into the special Scout Postboxes located in the two Post Offices in Stocksfield. The final date for posting is 12 noon on the 21st of December. All we ask is a minimum donation of 20p per card.

The cards are then delivered by members of the Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can collect their allotted cards from Philippa’s house between 3pm and 7pm each Friday.

Remembrance Service

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, leaders and their families joined the Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial in Stocksfield today. As well as the Scout Group, there was the Deputy Lieutenant (representing the Queen), representatives from the Parish Council, the Army, Veterans, the British Legion, the Police and the Girl Guides Association. The service was led by Philippa Harpin.