9 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic has shut down all meetings in England, but our Cubs are still meeting! How so? Using online video conferencing – not ideal, but at least the kids can see, chat and be silly with their friends.
Last week was our first meeting and chatted and got the kids to suggest things that we can do online. Rachel produced a quiz, which wend down well, even though question 7 did not exist!
This week we did a 10 object Kim’s Game where each time 1 object was removed and they …

11 Jan 2020

Our first hike of the year; get the Cubs out walking and take the Scouts out to prepare for the Brow Hike. It should have been an easy walk, one we have done many times in the past. The Cubs were to run around on the moor top while the Scouts did some map & compass work, but due to the weather this didn’t happen.
It was a bit windy in Sowerby Bridge, but blowing a howling gale on Norland Moor; too cold to sit around for lunch so we pressed …

30 Nov 2019

An annual event for the Cubs:

Catch a train to Halifax (at 7 minutes its both quicker and cheaper than the bus), walk up to the bowling alley, an hours bowling, feed and catch the train back. Watch a couple movies, bed, breakfast, church parade in the morning, then home.

6 Oct 2019

The challenge – each team of Cubs was given £6 and told to get as many items on the list as they could Lidl supermarket just across from the church. Each team had an adult to guide and advise and we supplied the bucket and bleach, and made up what they failed to get. As can be expected it was bedlam – 18 kids charging round the supermarket, talking loudly!
The teams had to choose what to buy and get as much as they can, add up the cost to see …

21 Jun 2019

We took the Cubs away for a weekend of mid-summer madness on the weekend containing the longest day. Two nights were spent in tents at the Bradley Wood campsite. On the Friday evening we went on a short hike and played lots of games.
On the Saturday the Cubs did Archery and wiggled through tight spaces on the cave bus, climbed on the high ropes built dens and, played in the woods. After tea and a visit to the tuck shop the Cubs all went to the campfire and sang lots …

20 May 2019

A couple of years ago I issued a challenge to our Cubs – walk 10 miles in one day – the “Big Ten”. I had every confidence that they could all do this, but to make it easier we organised a circular walk around Norland Moor, with each circuit being 2½ miles long. This way, if any needed to drop out they could do so at the end of a circuit and we would never be more than a mile from the base. Here we are, two years later and …

23 Feb 2019

Six cubs and their parents have just helped raising funds for Marie Curie at out local supermarket. Together with a few leaders they managed to raise £332.61.
Well done!

10 Feb 2019

With the annual Brow Hike just 7 weeks away, we thought we ought to check out parts of the route, and what better way than another afternoon hike?
The day was sunny with no wind and we let St Paul’s and walked down the canal to Copley. The sky went black and the un-forecast rain started and we took shelter in St Stephens’s church at Copley. The Cubs spent 10 minutes exploring this now unused building until the rain stopped and the sun came out once more.
A stiff walk up the …

20 Jan 2019

First hike of the year, a simple, but interesting walk with good views, not that Cubs would notice being too content talking continuously to their friends! One of my favourite short walks.
From Sowerby Bridge a steep climb up the road to Scar Head and then an even steeper climb up a foot path brought us out close to the Hobbit – its steep, but now we are at the top! A short bit of road leads to a lovely mainly level path that heads off up the valley to …

6 Jan 2019

Tonight we learnt about what to wear and carry with you on a hike; we have one coming up in a couple of weeks time and we have some Cubs for whom this will be the first.
I always choose the smallest Cub to be my dummy and as the Cubs discuss what to wear, my dummy puts that item on. As I am a very tall person the effect is quite hilarious and most Cubs enjoy looking silly. Here is my dummy dressed in over trousers, size 15 boots, coat …