Camping at the North Pole

22nd December 2020
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Camping at the North Pole

As with the rest of the world, Scouting moved online from March 2020. A key part of our programme, camping, could no longer take place face-to-face. So, following the success of their first virtual camp in July, Cub Scouts from our Spitfire pack took part in a winter camp during the weekend before Christmas. Themed around the North Pole, both the leaders and Cubs donned their Christmas jumpers to join in with several sessions over Zoom.

Starting on the Friday evening, the challenge was to build a suitable place to sleep indoors. Once constructed, the Cubs were each given the opportunity to show off where they would be camping to the rest of the pack. The young people then enjoyed making Christmas trees using paper plates and crafting reindeers from empty toilet rolls.

After a dinner break, the Cubs made themselves hot chocolate and melting snowman biscuits. These consisted of rich tea biscuits covered with icing sugar and marshmallows. Check out the photo below, you could even try making these yourself! The leaders then read bedtime stories whilst the Cubs tucked in to their biscuits and hot chocolate.

Melting snowman biscuits

The following morning, the young people prepared breakfast at 9am, consisting of pancakes. Whilst eating, the Cubs took it in turns to make up a sentence which then created a story about how the leaders were going to enjoy extraordinary Christmas presents. By the end of the story, one leader was expecting a Ferrari for Christmas!

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