20th -22nd Sep 2013 - Cub Sixers and Seconders Camp

During the weekend of 20th-22nd September 2013 seven Cubs enjoyed a two-night "Sixers and Seconders" camp at Rhydd Covert Scout Campsite near Bewdley.

Sixers and Seconders Camps are tailored for the older more experienced Cubs so that they can be given more control and responsibility over what they do and also be part of the planning of the camp. This is to give them greater camping skills before they move on to Scouts.

The camp was designed to cover the extra requirements of the Outdoor Plus Challenge Badge and the Camper Activity Badge.

We arrived at Rhydd at 6:30pm and spent the first hour setting up camp. After all the tents were up and gear stowed we all walked down to the chip shop in Catchems End to buy a chip supper. We then walked back to camp in time for hot drinks and bed. After a bit of chattering all was quite at 11:30pm.

Saturday started at 7am with breakfast, followed by tent and kit inspection. The morning was spent making camp gadgets and grass sledging. After lunch we all went off for a three hour hike around the Rifle Range nature reserve and climbed up the Devils Spittlefull.

All the Cubs helped prepare a tea of spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread followed by swiss roll and squirty cream. We then went off around Rhydd Covert to follow the Cats Eye trail but weren't very successful as the Cats Eyes have seen better days and weren't easy to fine even with a map.

Back to camp and then we had a campfire and cooked sausages, marshmallows, dampers, and twists. This was all accompanied by some singing of various songs. Bed came earlier Saturday night and all was quiet by 11pm after the full day.

Up again at 7am on Sunday, for breakfast followed by an archery session shooting at targets, balloons and Haribo packets. It’s amazing how the concentration improves when sweets are on offer.

Camp was packed away in time for a Scout’s Own at 11:45 and pickup by parents at 12 noon.

A very successful camp with all Cubs gaining their Outdoor Plus Challenge and their Camper badges. Some Cubs also completed parts of their Outdoor Challenge, Navigator, and Map Reader badges as well as gaining Hikes Away and Nights Away badges. In all 29 badges were earned between 7 Cubs.