Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Successful Evening Walk

We had the Cub pack out for our annual portion of the Smuggler's Trail hike this evening. Normally we would do this walk in May or June but circumstances prevented us from doing it before the summer break.

The walk is not a difficult one - we only do the final 3.5 km from Collennan cottage, up past the old reservoir, though Dundonald Wood, ending at Dundonald Castle.
The main difference this time was the level of light. In May there is a god stretch in the evenings, but that's not quite the same in September. However, with torches and glow sticks we headed off.

The recent rain had left some puddles on the path, but luckily the weather stayed good. Nice and dry and not particularly cold.

I think the excitement of walking in the dark and using a torch to see the path focussed the Cubs's attention on the task at hand, but in reality it wasn't that dark, except towards the end. The photos do look darker that it was.

Earlier than expected, we arrived at Dundonald Castle where the Cubs relaxed in the playpark while we waited for the parent to come collect.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Smuggler's Trail

Next week, 17 September, we do our annual “Smuggler's Trail” walk from Loans to Dundonald Castle.

This means the cubs will have to be dropped at the Bus Stop at Collenan Cottages on A759 (Loans Main Street) at 7:15.

Cubs will need to be collected from Dundonald Castle car park at 9pm.

We will do the walk regardless of the weather conditions!

Please make sure sensible shoes and appropriate clothes are worn!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Bring a Friend to Cubs

It is our Bring a Friend to Cubs night on Tuesday 10 September.

Every cub can bring their friends along to Cubs and see if they want to join up.

Anyone, boys or girls, wanting to take need to be between the ages of 8 and 10 and a half.

The pack meeting will be held in the Loans Scout Hall between 7:15 and 8:45

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Loans Gala 2013

Had a great day out at the Loans Gala 2013.
Beautiful weather and lots of fun.
The Beavers had their Popcorn stand offering sweet or salted popcorn with sprinkles and sauces!

The cubs were selling ice cream and the Scouts had their plate smash.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Another Fine Night

Another great night so it was out in the park for 'Wide Games' all evening.
Before we finished up it was  Investiture time for our newest Cub and badge awards from the recent Camp out.
The cubs who attended the camp were awarded the Hikes badge, the nights away badge, and the Camper Activity badge.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

May madcamp

The Cubs have just completed their overnight stay at the Scout Hall as part of their May Madcamp.

After choosing tents and storing their gear we brought them out for a short hike.

Then it was back to the camp where they cooked their supper of beans and hotdogs. Once the dishes were done we settled in for a the Entertainer's badge and a film while we waited for the sky to darken enough to do some star gazing. Despite the light pollution and the bright Scottish summer sky, we were able to pick out a few constellations.

 A not too early start of 0730 this morning had them tidy their gear, get a nice cooked breakfast and then back home by 0930.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Spent the evening preparing for the May Madcamp which is on the 30th of May.
The two packs set up their own tents.

After some time playing in the park it was back to take the tents down and get all the bits back into the bags. Always the harder bit.

Kit Lists were issued this evening and a reminder that

There are No Cubs next week due to the school holidays.
We will see the cubs at the camp in Friday 30 May at 7pm