Pirate camp weekend

What an amazing virtual Pirate Camp we had this weekend! Our Cubs section enjoyed camping in their gardens or home-made dens as well as taking part in fun activities that our leaders arranged for them. Tasks were set along with regular Zoom calls so everyone could chat and see how things were going.

The weekend started with the Grand Howl and a welcome to our pirate themed camp followed by setting up a tent or making a den to sleep in for the night. Camping didn't have to be outside, and many of our Cubs built indoor dens from chairs and sheets. Next on the list was building a pirate boat out of scrap materials lying around the house. We were so impressed with the fabulous boats our Cubs were able to make that floated on water and carried the "passengers" we gave them (some paper cats!).

Then came some brain power as the Cubs had to solve a crossword puzzle in order to find the clues to the location of Akela's whistle which was hidden somewhere in Farnborough. From the clues they had to make a treasure map to the whistle's location for Akela to follow!

The crafting continued with making a pirate flag for their den before moving on to making a delicious cake in a mug. This proved to be one of the most popular activities of the weekend, with one Cub making several cakes for all the family to enjoy!

The Cubs then made an evening meal for their family - and helped wash up afterwards! This was followed by a talent show via a Zoom call. What an especially talented bunch of Cubs we have! We learned all about growing tomatoes, how to care for scorpions and bearded dragons and other pets, saw a dog do tricks, were treated to some artistic freestyle dancing and gymnastics, saw some beautiful cross-stitch and artwork, an amazing display of Rubik's cube solving, and Won-Tolla played the harmonica!!

The day ended with a traditional camp fire sing-a-long before turning in for the night with some "midnight" snacks provided by the Leaders. All Cubs slept in their makeshift dens or tents.

The next morning after breakfast it was time for camp inspection, and Cubs had to tidy their tents/dens ready for their parents/guardians to approve!

Then with some paracord and a handy piece of broom handle - the Cubs followed Badger via a Zoom call to make their very own woggle!

The camp ended with some time to reflect on what they had done and some broader things such as helping those in need, before we had "flag down" and said our virtual goodbyes.

We were so impressed with the enthusiasm and hard work of all the Cubs during camp. We are hoping that we will be able to do the next camp together in person, but we are so proud of the 6th Farnborough Cubs not letting anything stop us having fun and making memories, whilst learning skills for life.

Picture gallery

One of the fabulous pirate boats
A pirate boat
Another fabulous pirate boat
A pirate boat
A fearsome pirate!
A fearsome pirate!
Den built ready for the camp!
Den built ready for the camp!
Fabulous pirate flag
Fabulous pirate flag
Making dinner
Making dinner
BBQ for dinner!
BBQ for dinner!
Cake in a mug!
Cake in a mug!
Cake in a mug!
Cake in a mug!
Midnight snacks before bed!
Midnight snacks before bed!
Making breakfast!
Making breakfast!
Making a woggle
Making a woggle
A finished woggle!
A finished woggle!
The finished Woggle!
The finished Woggle!

Badges

Assuming your child took part in all the activities of this pirate camp they will have worked towards the following badges:

Outdoor challenge badge
Outdoor challenge
Skills challenge badge
Skills challenge
World challenge badge
World challenge
Nights away staged activity badge
Nights away
Navigator stage 2 staged activity badge
Navigator stage 2
Chef activity badge
Chef
Entertainer activity badge
Entertainer

Picture credits : Badge images are © The Scouts Association | all other images © 6th Farnborough Scouts Group or parents thereof