Litter picking in Leighton

Litter picking in Leighton

Heath and Reach Beavers and Cubs ventured into the town recently, armed with litter pickers, gloves, and bin bags, to help tidy up the town. We were very pleased to find the shopping centre was (mostly) very tidy. However, sadly the same couldn’t be said for the parks where people ...

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Fire!

Fire!

We’ve been making the most of our enforced time outdoors to practice some (safe) fire lighting and cooking skills. Thankfully no-one stood out particularly as a pyromaniac (the opposite in most cases), though we just about managed to cook some sausages and other bits. In fact the Beavers were very ...

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Drawing tutorial

Drawing tutorial

We had a loud and colourful session to brighten up our Zoom sessions when illustrator Liz Million dropped into one of our sessions to give us a Halloween drawing lesson. Who would’ve known that all drawings start with baked beans and potatoes… but she managed to get some great pictures ...

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Scouting indoors

Scouting indoors

It’s been a strange 2020 with all our plans thrown aside. However, we’ve still been busy Scouting where possible. Just a lot more online! Despite not being able to meet up we’ve still managed meetings most weeks, including: Learning about various animals with visits from exotic pets, llamas, and a ...

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Bell ringing at Linslade

Bell ringing at Linslade

The Cubs recently visited Linslade Ringers at St. Barnabas Church in Leighton Buzzard for a lesson in bell ringing. Everyone got a go with the bells, with our expert instructors for the night, though only a few could fit in the tiny tower at any time. Meanwhile the Vicar gave ...

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Ready, Steady, Cook

Ready, Steady, Cook

To work towards our Cook’s badge the Cubs were set some cooking challenges – none too advanced, but a good chance to learn about safety and hygiene too. Each team was set the challenge of making “The best sandwich ever”, including a vegetarian option, followed by a microwave mug cake.

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Cubs Canoeing

Cubs Canoeing

The Cubs went to learn about canoeing with the local experts at the Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club. We had a busy couple of hours learning about exercises, balance, and having a good paddle (and in some cases swim) in the Grand Union Canal.

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Out in the woods

Out in the woods

With the better weather the Cubs have been out-and-about doing some Naturalist work, learning about bugs and trees, and shelter building. Sadly some of the shelters didn’t look too robust, but thankfully it was a dry night and we weren’t sleeping in them!

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