Cubs

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 …

15 Dec 2018

We have just added a photo gallery of old photos of our group from the 1930s up to the 1990s. More will be added later.
Please go to https://the24th.org.uk/history/photo-gallery/
Enjoy!

1 Dec 2018

Our annual Christmas party weekend started off with a problem – there was a train strike. When we planned the event the strike was supposed to finish the previous weekend, but… Luckily we managed to borrow a minibus, but had to do 2 trips to ferry the 23 Cubs and leaders into Halifax (and back!)
First stop was the bowling alley where we played for an hour, then to McDonalds via the Piece Hall. When we were well fed, ice cream and all, then it was back to St Paul’s. One …

21 Oct 2018

The day following the JOTA event started at 7am as the Cubs woke refreshed after a good nights sleep (we must have tired them out). After breakfast we started making and decorating cakes and bus for a fundraising event we were doing later in the day in aid of Macmillam Cancer Support.
After an hours play at Crow Wood Park followed by lunch, the cubs settled down to watch another film before serving tea and cakes to parents and friends, who came to support us. Through all this we raised over …