Saturday, July 9, 2016

July Cub Camp Saturday

Today was the regular early start to the day. Most of the Cubs were up by about 7am. Akela was already up and showered before this, and getting things organised (like breakfast).

Due to the weather forecast for the weekend, the decision was made to do Challenge Hill Saturday Morning instead of Sunday Morning, and push our hike starting time back to the afternoon.

We were at Challenge Hill by 10:30am and spent several hours doing the course. It was a great time, and there was much excitement when a Koala was sighted, which created a stir.

Eventually, the leaders called time on Challenge Hill, which included several trips by all cubs present on the slide down the hill. The Cubs LOVED that and it was certainly the most loved point of Challenge Hill (besides the Koala walking around).

After Lunch back at the Lones Hut, the tents were packed up. The weather forecast was not looking good regarding the wind and potential rain over night. With having the Lones Hut, it meant that the cubs could sleep inside, out of the weather.  Once we had sorted this, we packed our day bags and went for a walk along the Hysen Trail, towards Bridgewater. Due to the needed changes for the program, the walk was shortened, both in length and time. So we only got as far as where the Hysen Trail goes under the South Eastern Freeway. But it was nice weather and we got some awesome photos along the way. But there were still chances for some mapping reading and explaining to the cubs, and opportunities to explore the area.

Once back at camp, it was time to set the fire going, so the Cubs could cook their tea over the hot coals. The wind had certainly picked up by this time, and it the fire was a welcome sight once it was going for all to stand around and talk for a while tea cooked. Showers were a welcome sight and a chance to warm up before the cubs settled to bed.


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