Camping was great, it could have been hotter on the Saturday though- didn't do all the water activities we had planned because they would have got cold later.
Another group joined us for the big camp fire that we did and that went well, although i thought it was better last year when we did more of our own songs. There were some good camp fire stunts, although as a leader the other group kept selecting me to go up to get humiliated, my cubs cheered me on so i didn't have much choice- it meant getting wet and dirty. It was cool though.
Had two or three unwell kids (home sick), although did have one little boy who was sick. I seemed to be the one looking after the sick ones, ill ones and scared ones. I had it all under control though. Lots of the kids had teddy bears, but next year i will remember to take this teddy bear that i call "the general" for the ones that get ill or scared to hold on to.
There was me as a leader and another leader from my pack. We had a few helpers too, which was great. We had 27 cubs with us! 6 of them were from another pack who joined us because they only have a small group and are not set up for camping.
The other leader of my pack gave me a big box of cans to show his thanks, which was nice, he didn't have to do that. I can't post any pictures of the cubs, but when i sort my photos i will post a photo of my leader when he did his "psychic warrior" camp fire stunt. Just so you can see how he dressed up.
But yes, i am really happy how the camp went, the cubs had a good time and had time to play by themselves- that's important, not to crowd them too much with activities, they like to have time as free play.
I look after the cubs every week, but even i forget how helpless they are, on camp you really have to parent them. Being asked to tie up so many shoe laces and shorts i am making that a priority for one of our meetings- learning to do up laces. Most of them can but a few can't. As cubs they should be good at doing knots etc.
Our scout leader came down with one of his scouts and helped out, made a rope bridge and made donuts with the cubs on the fire, those donuts were the best!
Oh, also there was a "lord of the flies" moment. One of the boys found a little finger puppet, a stuffed brown rabbit that didn't belong to anybody. He wanted to burn it on the fire. After some negotiation and a mutiny by the cubs i agreed to this. They were crazy lol. My leader made a little cross for it afterwards- that seems to be a growing tradition on camp, last year the beavers came with us and the beaver leader- a big man, fell over a mound of dirt and made a dent in it. My leader made a cross, put it on the mound, and when the beaver leader walked past all of the cubs joined hands and sang Kum ba yah.
Anyway, i am starting to write an essay here, we did lots of things, and we gave medals to the best six at the end.
"...until lambs become lions"
I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.