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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Cubs enjoy trip to the woods

Published 24/10/2013 | 05:26

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A large group of 24 cub scouts and leaders from the 13th Cork, Kanturk Troop descended into the wonderful amenity of the Island Wood, Newmarket on last Saturday for a day of activity.

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Adequately equipped with their change of clothes and a packed lunch, the boys and girls had a fantastic six hours of fun.

After setting up a backwoods base camp using a sheet of plastic, they went abseiling and traversing a ravine blindfolded to demonstrate their courage.

Following a quick lunch for the cubs, and hot sausages and onions for the leaders, it was back to the battleground when each 'Sixer' group tried to capture the other's flags within the dense forest.

The cubs were able to explore the fun of the outdoors by making birdsong with blades of grass, savour the taste of sweet chestnut and listen to the stories of past camps and activities from the leaders.

The cub section are very lucky to have the help of George, one of the cub parents, and their new Transition Year student's - Neil, Chloe, Dan, Deirdre, and Ryan.

They are looking forward to a fun-filled year ahead.

Corkman

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