Last weekend (22-24 June), 20 intrepid Cub Scouts joined 800-1000 other Cubs from County Durham for the biennial Cubboree at Moor House Adventure Centre.
As they arrived on the Friday night, they were asked where they came from. Without skipping a beat, they replied that they were the 1st Africa Pack, much to the bewilderment of the greeters.
The fun started with a circus act on the first night, and continued through the next day and a half with activities such as laser quest, drumming, segway obstacle course, climbing, abseiling, archery, toboggan races, testing survival skills, learning nature skills, exploring their creative side, operating diggers, and a variety of bouncy house games.
By the end of the weekend, they had somehow infected the rest of the camp with the melody of Sweet Caroline.
The weekend ended with dirty knees, big smiles, and dreams of the next “Cubboree experience” at the Durham International Scout Jamboree in 2020.