Occasionally the Cub Packs will have trips arranged. Recently they have visited the Chalfont Heights Scout Camp when, in addition to the usual activities, they tried tunnelling and an adventure trail. There have also been trips to a pantomime and Hendon RAF Museum.
As with Beavers, these trips require a higher leader to Cub ratio than Pack nights and two or three parents come along to help and share the fun.
District level and above
The Misbourne District and Buckinghamshire County organise competitions, challenges and events from time to time. These run for anything from a couple of hours to most of a day. They rarely operate overnight.
Camping is a very important part of Cub Scouting. The Cubs are away from home (maybe for the first time), they’re directly involved in looking after themselves, they’re part of a team and it’s all outdoors.
Camps are a great bonding event as well as a fun experience. Some Cubs go on all camps and some seem not to go on any. We urge your Cub to be in the former category as this dramatically improves their social skills and appreciation of Cub Scouting.
They camp as a Pack every other Summer, typically for 2/3 nights at a Scout Association campsite less than 90 minutes travelling time from Chalfont. They pitch their tents and try to keep them clean and tidy(!), do much of the cooking and camp chores and generally become a little bit more self-sufficient. They also get to do activities such a climbing, abseiling, assault courses etc. and have some free time to explore or just be with friends.
Every other year there is a 2-night Group camp. The Cubs camp under canvas (as do Scouts and Guides) whilst the younger Beavers either stay in huts or come along just for a day. The emphasis is on activities – lots to do from breakfast to supper.