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    Hi All.
    I'm in the process of planning my first camp for my Cub Pack. I am trying to think of some activities that would be good for wet weather.

    Most of the activities I've managed to think of won't last very long. I need some ideas that could last a few hours.

    Anyone got any ideas? It would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lat9817 View Post
    Hi All.
    I'm in the process of planning my first camp for my Cub Pack. I am trying to think of some activities that would be good for wet weather.

    Most of the activities I've managed to think of won't last very long. I need some ideas that could last a few hours.

    Anyone got any ideas? It would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    Lauren

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    Assuming that they have waterproofs and it isn't too cold as well as wet then depending on facilities available some of the following might work...

    Shelter building using tarps
    Scavenger hunt
    Colour match (variation on above - take a selection of paint colour cards/swatches - Cubs have to find things that match the colours)
    Design & make a covered rain water collection and transportation facility - add required design elements as you see fit (if weather will be that bad you'll hopefully have a idea a week or so before you go & will be able to assemble some suitable materials to take!)
    First aid - bandaging & slings
    Paracord projects/knots
    Some of the "hide & seek" type of wide games would work
    Skills challenge - sew on a badge (take blank name label tape & a permanent pen - they can sew name label in jumper or scarf)
    Tracking
    Signalling - semaphore or morse with torches
    Entertainment - put on a mini fairytale/pantomime
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    Packs of cards/uno

    Rainy days sat in tents playing cards with my mates is an abiding memory of camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    Packs of cards/uno

    Rainy days sat in tents playing cards with my mates is an abiding memory of camp.
    that's the difference between what the leaders plan (on paper) to happen and what the reality is!!
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    Uno probably okay, but I would be wary of giving a pack of standard cards to Red Six, lest the rest of the camp get hustled
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    What sort of site you going to? How long for? etc?

    To give you some ideas here's our programme from cub summer camp last year - with the wet weather alternatives listed in brackets

    Monday - Leaders on site to set up central HQ (followed by a nice evening out to a couple of local pubs!)

    Tuesday - drive back to bath and collect kids. Drive to site
    Put up tents (put up tents a bit quicker wearing waterproofs)
    Games (indoor games in the marquee)
    Navigation skills in the marquee
    Orienteering (orienteering wearing waterproofs)
    Wide Games (Quiz night)

    Wednesday
    Hike (hike wearing waterproofs)
    Cheese Rolling - cub safe version (More navigation stuff)
    Quiz Night (would have been swapped with wide game if previous night wet! If both nights wet, indoor campfire or stories)

    Thursday
    Grass Sledging (cant remember what wet weather plan was!)
    Wet and muddy assault course and activities in the river (as written!)
    Wide Games (again could be swapped with something else based on forecast etc)

    Friday
    Treasure hunt in cheltenham (as planned with waterproofs)
    Swimming (swimming)
    Campfire (indoor campfire or similar)

    Saturday
    Pack up and go home (pack up and go home a bit quicker!)

    We never make a formal full wet weather plan for each activity - instead we're flexible, swap stuff where needed, carry on with waterproofs where possible. We always have a quiz night at camp, but we look at the weather forecast during the week and run it on the night with the worst weather forecast. If all the evenings are nice, we run the quiz outside around the fire. Otherwise we run it on the wettest looking evening, in the marquee.
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