Here’s a bit more about what we’ve been up to.

  • Looking back on 2023
    Here are a few things we didn’t have time to post over the last year. Building the tallest spaghetti towers (with appropriately selected marshmallows) Who can build the tallest spaghetti tower in the time limit: a teamwork challenge. Which approach will win? One team has chosen to use a mushed-up marshmallow foundation glue trick; one,…

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  • Chess
    Chris Pyves from the Sharon Junior Chess Club came over and taught the Cub Scouts how to play or improve their chess. Chris Writes this [I’ve jumbled it up a bit to make it fit into a blog post]: On Tuesday we had an interesting discussion about chess and sheep and I covered the first…

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  • Bat Walk In Platt Field
    On 3rd October just as dusk was falling, 23rd Manchester Cub Scouts met in Platt Fields with Kelly, Chris and Jenifer from the South Lancashire Bat Group to go and look for bats. Last week, 23rd Manchester Cubs dictated the following while Akela typed this blog post. These are our words: “The Cub Scouts at…

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  • Farewell Bagheera
    As this term closes, we say good by and farewell to one of our volunteers, Bagheera, as she heads off after completing her studies here in Manchester. Bagheera joined us in June 2021 from Cholrton. She became assistant section leader the following term helping the Cubs section. She leaves us in the summer term 2023…

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  • Cubs Our Camp Blog
    It’s been a few weeks since our Adventure camp. This week, we had a reflection session. Cubs were asked to write about their experience for the blog. (Cubs who were unable to make it were asked to discuss with others and imagine what it would have been like). They were asked what they liked, what…

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  • What’s DNA then?
    Akela: What’s the smallest building block of things?  Pack: Atoms. [We did a toy mockup of Rutherfords gold foil experiment last year]  Akela: Excellent… What about these complicated things: [points to table, and door], and this: [sniffs and points all-over the place] These are made of groups of Atoms. Do you know what we call…

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  • Chief Scout Silver Awards 2022
    Congratulations to Aadil and Elliott on achieving their Cub Scout Silver Award this year. This is the top award in Cub Scouts and is not gained easily. Aadil moved up to Scouts in the summer term and Elliott moved up recently. Elliott « sent us this email: Dear AkelaWhile I have been a cub, I…

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  • Everything Stops for Tea
    Cubs have been working towards their “Our Skills” Challenge badge over the past few weeks. It’s one of seven broad themed badges and part of the Chief Scout Award that we work through over the two and a half years our Cubs are with us. Part of this challenge involves learning a number of new…

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  • Twists
    In lieu of a local organised public bonfire night we rolled out our brand new fire pit. Thank you @WeAreMcAlpine for the grant to buy this equipment. The group enjoyed a small bonfire and some low noise fireworks arranged by our Group Scout Leader Skip. Meanwhile our Cub Scouts made and then cooked twists over…

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  • Our Jamboree on the air
    On 15 October 2022, 23rd Manchester Cub Scouts made their way over to Boarfold Scout Campsite to have a go at Amateur Radio. A very long time ago (at school), Akela learned to operate amateur radios, and after a long time away from the hobby, thought it would be a fun way to try to…

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  • Aerial view of Boarfold Scout Campsite
    (No pun intended) Last weekend our Cub Scouts joined us at one of our favourite campsites, Boarfold, for the 2022 Jamboree On the Air. One of our parents brought along their drones to show the Cubs. He took some aerial footage of the area… I wonder if you can see our antenna? We’ve one long…

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  • Hello World
    Looking for something to do in-those-long-winter-evenings / while-the-light-is-still-good-after-work* (delete as appropriate). Have you thought about volunteering for your local Scout group? We’re always looking for new and exciting things to get our Beavers/Cubs/Scouts active and involved with. If that sounds like you, then please see our Volunteers page. The Scouts play a fundamental role in…

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