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    What we did at cubs last night...

    As it says in the subject... What did you do last night? No idea too big or too small

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    Last night we did "bonfire night" with the Cubs.

    Cubs arrived at the campsite where there was already a blazing campfire in the campfire circle, and a firework display set up (and roped off) on the field.

    After grand howl the Cubs built guys out of newspaper and old rope before gathering along the safety rope. Each Cub had the opportunity of a Sparkler, before a 15 minute firework display. We then headed back down to the campfire circle to burn the guys and sing a few songs

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    not last night but Tuesday - chip cone rockets
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    Pretty similar to the above - but without the fireworks as we have too many trees on site. Each six made a guy out of old clothes and newspaper before we all went up to the pre lit fire up in our site campfire circle. We burned the guys (making a brief point about watching how violently the clothes burned so it was important never to mess about with or near fire), we then had some toasted marshmallows before rounding off with some mystic fire to get the colours in the flames (near as we could get to fireworks!).
    Does anyone know what's going on?

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    Not last night but Monday! We met in Exeter for a walk round some of the (reputably) haunted places in the old city. Unfortunately the fire on Cathedral Green at the weekend that destroyed the 'oldest Hotel in England' had also destroyed the haunted Well House Tavern and blocked access to a couple of other famous spots. Luckily there's lots more and we put together a walk a bit away from the centre, taking in the site of possibly the oldest public toilets in England (1480) and walking through the old cemetery to the catacombs. The kids were almost all in costume so we made quite an interesting group and they had a great time - well worth missing trick-or-treating for. And several of the parents said we'd taken them to parts of Exeter they didn't know existed.
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    We did our Annual Group Indoor Camp Fire. All section invited as well as parents and other family members. Was good fun as usual.
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    What we did at cubs last night...

    Tuesday night: Made guys in sixes, the mayor came along to judge and then helped the cubs make a monster sized guy which will be on the town's bonfire this weekend. Straw provided by some farming parents and the Round Table who organise the fireworks and bonfire gave free tickets to all the cubs. Publicity in local paper for all involved. Alas I missed it as away with work but I was sent some great photos.


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    We made the 1000yard solar system model (only got up to Jupiter due to the size of the field). We also got to see the real Mars, which was good.

    Building up to constellations-Polaris-calculating latitude, calculating longitude. I've got bored of looking at navigation just through map reading.
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    Disaster Evening - Guest speaker from Oxfam with lots of slides of just about every disaster you could imagine (man made & natural) .
    Then broke the cubs into 4 groups
    - Designing a shelter
    - Leaving home with only minutes to pack
    - What to do if you experience an earthquake
    - Getting fresh water & disposing of waste, including the two items that inevitably got the most attention, a latrine slab and a Peepoo bag...

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    We were doing stuff for the scientist badge. We got them to put different bones on cutouts of a body. Did you know your humerus bone is in your head because it makes you laugh?

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    Quick Firework safety session followed by small fires in Sixes along with S'mores
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    Indoor camp fire complete with sausages in a bun and fire safety stuff. A reverse idea - we had sausages left over from another event......

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    we had a group bonfire and BBQ on Nov 5th at De Kluis. It being half term the schools were shut and many folk were away, but we still had 100 people.
    Nice night, BBQ, Bonfire, a few games with glow sticks (sort of widegame to earn a glowstick bracelet) and lazertag for the older ones (kit hired locally)
    No fireworks as we're not allowed in the forest
    Really good to have many of the parents volunteer to help.

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    Wednesday: We ran the second part of a previous session. This allowed half the pack to do knife work (safety, basic cuts such as rounding & pointing using detail & power cuts, intro to shave horse & spoon carving, 'wand' making) while the other half did mini raft building.
    Tom Cox
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    As mentioned elsewhere we (Wednesday) worked on mapping skills but with a Remembrance focus. So each six were given two maps. One was a current map of the area and one was a map that was as near as we could get to 1914/1918 (actually about 1888 but not a lot changed in those days!). They were asked to find and pinpoint their homes on the current map, and then find the location of their home on the old map. They were aided in this in that the maps were identical in scale and coverage so if all else failed they could literally drill through from one to the other - helpful for those who discovered their home was in the middle of a field. (In my personal case on the site of an old farm outbuilding - which possibly explains why it is a bit of a pigsty half the time).

    We pinned all those locations on a big map in the entrance hall. Each of them was then given the details of one of the names on our local war memorial which were taken from the CWGC website and included the address linked to them within our area. (Not all the names had this so we had to omit those). They then followed the same process as with their own addresses so that we could find where they had lived amongst our current homes.

    Worked reasonably well - some got it more than others - and some of the old addresses were harder to find than others but hopefully it was a practical way of combining learning a skill with thinking about the lives of those that served us.
    Does anyone know what's going on?

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