Despite the wet and windy weather created by storm Dennis scouting plans continued for Cambridgeshire Scouts of all ages over the weekend. It certainly showed our founder’s (Lord Baden-Powell) belief that there is no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes. Take a look at what our fantastic volunteers organised:

2nd Hinchingbrooke Park Beaver Scouts braved storm Dennis along with the Cubs for a Space themed sleepover at the Copley Centre, St Ives. Activities included bottle rocket launching, nerf gun alley (with space craft targets), flying saucer nightlights, constellations scopes, and trying space rations. Our mascot Justin Beaver even joined in and dressed up for the occasion as an alien! Before bed Beavers and Cubs enjoyed rocket hotdogs they’d made earlier in the evening, washed down with hot chocolate whilst watching our space themed movie  – ‘capture the flag’. This was all part of earning the Space Activity badge. We were so tired we didn’t even notice the weather outside, although a tree did fall down! For lots of our young people it was their first night away from parents / carers. It proved to be an extremely enjoyable weekend and we look forward to planning many more adventures.”  Jose Railton

“Woodland Creatures” was the theme for 1st Papworth Beaver Scouts. “Half the colony attended – 8 first Night Away badges were gained and for 2 of the leaders it was also their first ever scouting sleepover too. The wind was howling outside but we were all snuggly warm inside. After a shared tea, the Beavers sewed their own hand puppets and made masks. This was time consuming – many knots and tangles but no one gave up and they all loved the end result.We are working towards our Community Impact stage 1 badge and the Million Hands project, protecting the environment. We played habitat hunt, which they loved, and discussed what would happen to our woodland creatures if their habitats were destroyed.”

22 Beaver Scouts from 1st Fenstanton & Hilton enjoyed a “Night at the Library”. The Colony had Huntingdon Library all to themselves for the night, with lots of fun activities and earning their Book Reader badges. Unfortunately they were so busy having fun they forgot to take any photos!

It was a “Superhero” sleepover for the Beaver Scouts of 2nd March ” We have had a lot of fun at the Superhero Sleepover. Over the weekend they worked on various badges, and they also earned a special Superhero badge. We said goodbye to 4 Beavers who are now moving to Cubs, and awarded 3 Chief Scout Bronze awards – the highest a Beaver Scout can earn.”

1st Needingworth Scout Troop enjoyed a weekend of activities at the Lowther Centre, determined not to let the weather stop the adventure – all fuelled by lots of food and cake.

Congratulations to Emma (1st Fenstanton & Hilton) and Jose (2nd Hinchingbrooke Park) too, for earning their indoor permits – which means even more Nights Away adventures for hundreds more young people in the future!