CUB PARENT AND CHILD CAMP
Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th June 2018
This years parent and child camp was held at Hebden Hey Scout Activity Centre near Hebden Bridge. 10 Cubs, their Parents and Leaders took part in this event over the weekend in June.
The camp is a fantastic opportunity for parents to come along and experience everything that goes on at one of our camps, early morning wake up and all! Cubs share tents, while the parents and leaders have the luxury of a tent each in the next camping area, the nearby campfire area gave a great atmosphere for the evening entertainment of some songs and a few very bad jokes from the Cubs (and Parents!)
Leaders had planned a busy couple of days full of activities, not just for the Cubs, but for all the adults as well…
Once we had settled in to camp it was time for a steady walk around the fantastic landscapes and woodland around the campsite.
Despite having a number of navigators in charge the map, this began with an interesting mountain goat impression along a ridge and finally escaping over a fence! A bit more map work needed for the adults I think!
This was an opportunity for us all to get kitted out with all the gear to walk up the river, amongst the rocks and rapids. A few unseen deep sections and slippery rocks caused a few unexpected baths!
While being overseen by the local safety instructors, everybody had a great time trying to pick there way through the rocks without getting too soaked.
Fires & Food
A few twigs, sticks and matches – and a bit of friendly competition between the parents made for an entertaining time trying to successfully keep the fires burning ready for the afternoon barbecue.
The Cubs also prepared the skewers and fruit kebabs ready for cooking at lunchtime.
Hebden Hey Campsite,
Full details about the site along with detailed directions can be found on the Hebden Hey Scout Centre Website
Hebden Hey Campsite