1st Wandsworth Scouts
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Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Beaver Colony (age 6 - 8 years)
 
Beavers continue to be a full and busy colony. Summer is time to be outdoors working towards the Outdoor Challenge badge, bird watching, erecting tents, launching bottle rockets, taking part in the obstacle course or the feely bag trail and of course enjoying loads of games and a campfire. Autumn and winter terms are just as busy with lots of indoor games plus art and craft activities. The annual Beaver Fun Day involves 80 Beavers from around the district enjoying theme based crafts and games.
 
Beavers get the chance to visit the cub summer camp for the day to give them a taste of what camp and Cubs might be like. It hasn't put anyone off yet! Needless to say there are always more children who want to join than there are places but the leaders try to take in as many children as possible!
 
Cub Pack (age 8 - 10 1/2 years)
 
Cub meetings continue to offer a mixture of fun and games combined with the opportunity for the Cubs to work towards various badges and challenges. Cubs also try to offer two weekend camps a year. One is the water camp at The Thames Mariners Site in Petersham where Cubs are given instruction in sailing, canoeing and many other water based sports.  The main summer camp weekend takes place at one of the Kent or Surrey based Scout activity centres. These weekends are packed full of fun pursuits such as karting, swimming, archery and orienteering. Cubs take part in a sleepover each year. In the past it has been on HMS Belfast, The Golden Hinde and even at The Science Museum! There are a number of District events such as sports days, swimming galas and cross country events that Cubs are encouraged to join in.
 
Scouts & Explorers (age 10 1/2 - 14 years)
 
With two very practical leaders, Scouts undertake many hands-on endeavours. Some scouting staples never fail to entertain - building campfires, pioneering, hiking and making racing Go-Karts plus constructing bird feeders and bird boxes. Games continue to be a big feature of meetings and Jump the River and Laser Lights never seem to go out of favour!
 
 
 The Scouts also attend the annual Cub and Scout camp where they hike out and back each day in order to achieve a stage of their hiking badge.  Scouts attend the Water Camp to enjoy a wide variety of water-based sports and activities. One of the highlights of the Scout and Explorer year is the annual night hike on Wimbledon Common where they 'ambush' the Cubs and great fun ensues- if you like the dark that is!
 

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