Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jack had his first Cub Scout trip today!


Jack is in that half way stage between Beavers and Cubs, and he's loving it because it means he gets to do stuff on both sections programs!

Today the Cubs had a session on Killington Lake thanks to the Lancaster Sea Scouts who gave them use of the sail boats, taught them how to use the boats, and went on the water with them for safety and FUN!

I got to tag along thanks to my massive 7 seater car which meant I could ferry up 6 cubs to the lake. I didn't have to go on a boat either (thankfully) although I could have.

My "mum alarm" went off a bit once I realised that they were putting two cubs to a boat without an experienced sailor in the same boat, but it needn't have. There were plenty of experienced and qualified people out on the water with them, and it was amazing to see just how quickly the kids took to sailing the boats.

I stayed on the shore with one of the leaders and got chatting to some people from another Scout group who were checking it out for their kids (and themselves). After a while there was a shout as someone wound up in the water. I signed and said I'd bet my petrol money on it being my Jack. Moments later the voice carries across the lake "Kick Jack! You need to kick!"

Yep. My Jack was first in the water! In fact he went in twice!

But he wasn't the only one. The played Pirates and invaded each others boats and most of them went in the water at some point - plus the Sea Scouts took great delight in splashing them and playing "tip the boat".

It was 6 rather soggy Cubs I brought home this afternoon - thankfully most of them had changes of clothes and towels. But, wow.... what a brilliant experience for them!


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