Andrew who is one of our Cub parents is a Piper. In full regalia he kindly visited both of our Cub Packs and the Cubs had a great night. Andrew played the pipes and talked about the pipes and his regalia. Ben who is a Cub in our Hopkins (Tuesday night) Cub Pack wrote us this report about Andrew’s visit.
When Andrew came in with his Bagpipes he started out with playing a tune and it was beautiful. As he explained about the pipes he showed us how to play them and even let us have a go. Most people went bright red. When he talked about the weapons he carried, Andrew let us touch them. The Cubs liked this and it was a great experience for the Cubs and the Leaders, it was fun I enjoyed it
Thank you Ben for your report. We would all like to thank Andrew for his visits. He gave the Cubs an experience that I am sure they will remember for a long while to come.
This years Scout Challenge Day took place in Nuneaton Town Centre on Saturday 13th April. A climbing wall was set up outside Wilkinsons and teams of Scouts were challenged to see how many times they could climb up the wall and descend again in their 80 minute time slot.
The girls from Haddon Troop completed a magnificient 67 climbs to win the Trophy. The runners up were 1st Bulkington who completed 59 climbs. The lads from 1st Bedworth Wilson came 5th with 52 climbs.
The wall was operated by the B.R.A.T’s (Beduff Roped Activities Team) from 1st Bedworth who did a great job in keeping the activity running safely and without a break.
Collectively all of the teams on the day achieved 549 climbs, which amounted to 3,294 metres. It means that between them they climbed higher than Hockenhorn, which is in the Alps in Switzerland and stands at 3,293 metres.
Darren Keach, the Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts who organised the activity, was delighted with how the day went. He said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day and I was so pleased with how it went. The scouts all loved it and want me to organise a climbing day again. The challenge was really hard, and I was surprised how high they all reached.”