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By David Heard
2nd-4th September 2016

On the first weekend of September 2016 nearly 100 pairs (consisting of a Cub and an adult) attended the Bedford District Cubs ‘BAG’ camp at Jordans Close, Gt Barford, supported by around 50 leaders and instructors.

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All the activities were based around a theme of “100 Years of Cub Scouting”. The participants were put into teams for the weekend – all named after characters from the Jungle Book.

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On Friday evening the weekend of fun commenced with a visit to the Oasis Beach Pool. Saturday saw the Cubs and their grown-ups taking part in boating on the river Great Ouse, a series of Cub challenges, climbing a scramble net, exploring a mobile caving system, land zorbing and speeding down one of the largest inflatable slides in the UK. They also experienced shooting, archery and an inflatable assault course before testing their cooking and scouting skills; making pizzas and scones on an open fire. They also did some mini pioneering with marshmallows and dried spaghetti – the Cubs particularly enjoyed eating the left over marshmallows!!!

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On Sunday morning after a thought provoking Cubs Own where the focus was on looking forward to another 100 years of Cub Scouting, the teams took part in a series of 10 minute challenges ranging from putting up a tent in the fastest time to correctly arranging all 16 points on a compass!

The overall winner was team “Chil”.

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New friendships were made and lots of fun was had by all.

BAG Camp returns on 1st – 3rd September 2017 – don’t forget to keep the date in the diary!!!

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