Wild West CubJam 100 – 28th May – 3rd June 2016
Howdy All…. Yee Haa..
Where do we start……..
Firstly, to say that finally all of the arrangements had come together as 24 Cubs and 6 leaders gathered for the journey to CubJam100. This journey had started many months before when Baloo had signed 2nd Bracknell Cubs up for 24 places at this great event.
After an uneventful journey to Gilwell we started to construct our camp (We won’t mention the minibus incident….). Tents were erected, Marquees were constructed and tea was brewed. We were in Tombstone…..
The week started with a gathering of the masses for the opening ceremony and general sing along and dancing, with a wild west theme.
Yes, I can confirm that 2nd Bracknell Leaders do now have a reputation for dancing and singing. We were even accused of having practised the routines beforehand ………
During the week there were many arranged activities and also a number of free format activity. We had some Cubs take part in the CubJam’s Got Talent competition. And they did well but unfortunately did not make it to the live finals…….
There was swimming, zorbing, archery, climbing wall, assault courses, trampolines. Other aactivities on site including Wild West Games, Magic Shows, Music Workshops, Wild West Carnival Crafts, Treasure Hunts, Gilwell Park Site Activities.
Day trip to London visiting the Planetarium and Cutty Sark. After a ride on the Thames clipper bus to Greenwich we had a mad dash up the hill to see the planetarium show. This was followed by lunch in one of the rooms in the planetarium provided by the planetarium for our group. Then in the rain back to the Cutty Sark for a quick look around the famous Tea Clipper then back to the bus for the journey back to Gilwell.
The children all got to take part in all of the activities but swimming seemed to be the favorite.
We joined in with other groups even inviting one small cub group back to our camp for a BBQ one evening.
The children all completed the Personal challenge of trying all of the food served on camp even if they did not like it.
It was a long week but all had a great time. There were some very tied people and even some of the cubs were tired by the end of the week.
As a leader I can say I was very proud of how our 24 cubs all took part and were great ambassadors for 2nd Bracknell.
Patrick ‘Hathi’ Doherty