District Cubs join with County colleagues to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Cub Section, at Shanes Castle Antrim
During the weekend of the 12-14th June 2016, 36 Cub Packs from across Co Antrim including those District Packs at Anahilt, Ballymacash, Derriaghy, Hilden, Hillhall, Hillsborough, Lambeg, Lisburn Cathedral, 2nd Lisburn and 6th Lisburn camped at Shanes Castle for our Centenary camp. For the duration of the weekend, Packs were split into four subcamps,
The camp opened with an old style Grand Howl on the Friday night, – yes DYB DYB and DOB DOB could be heard across the site again…!. This was followed by a torchlight night hike and in theory lights out. However Cub Camps being Cub Camps, there was lots of chat and very little sleeping!
Saturday started early for some of our . Post breakfast, we had a kit inspection, then activity bases.These were split by subcamp, and covered team games, relays, communication games, shelter building, knots, pioneering, fire lighting, blankets/sewing, backwood cooking, songs with a break for lunch. After dinner, the rain stayed off long enough for our campfire and birthday cake, followed by lights out. As is the tradition at cub Camp, Saturday night was a whole lot quieter!
On Sunday morning each Pack hosted a base for the Charity Fair – Guide dogs for the Blind. Here there were various challanges on offer for Cubs and Leaders to try out. .
This led us up to lunch, followed by the closing ceremony.
Despite the variable weather, all of the Cubs they were kept very busy, learnt new skills, made new friends and enjoyed themselves.
As DC my thanks go to our ADC Cubs Davy Anderson and his counterparts across the County , our ACC Cubs Sharon Smith and to those leaders and those YLs from Ballymacash and Lisburn Cathedral who helped to man the bases and security.
This was fantastic Camp and a good way to celebrate Cub Centenary.
Same time same place next year lol!