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We've been around the World! (#globalgetaway)

posted 29 Jun 2014, 12:50 by Andy Gray   [ updated 29 Jun 2014, 14:46 ]

Over the weekend of the 27-29 June, 25 young people from 1st Fatfield Cubs joined with other groups from across the Houghton-le-Spring District for a weekend full of adventure at the 'Cubs Global Getaway' at Dilston Scout campsite in Hexham.


The fun began on the Friday night with an opening party, starting with some entertainment provided by Tony Junior before seeing Cubs and leaders-a-like join in with some party hits, including of course the YMCA and macarena!

Saturday was action-packed with activities put on by Cub leaders from across the district.


The theme was global, and leaders from each Cub group in the district were given a continent. We were given Europe, but went one step further and took responsibility for two bases! We challenged Cubs to use their creativity and create models of famous European landmarks from bamboo canes, as well to challenge their taste buds with foods from across Europe - from Polish sausage to the much loved German Sauerkraut - before finishing off with a delicious rolled-up pizza cooked over our fire.

Cubs were treated to an extra-special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at lunch: To try HLS districts very own deli bar as the appropriately named 'Cubway' saw its opening and close this weekend.


On the Saturday evening, Cubs were entertained by Steve Keys, who some young people and parents may remember from the 2013 Durham Scout County Awards as our host. Afterwards, Cubs had the choice to go between various activities, including a rodeo bull, bouncy castle and inflatable slide. After a quick supper break, Cubs returned for some more entertainment before getting ready for some z's.


Sunday morning saw the fun continue, with Cubs being given a passport to stamp as they went around different activity bases, including an extra special addition... A slide going in to the stream! Sure it may have been just a bit cold, but that certainly didn't stop over 100 Cubs queing up to have a go!


We finished off the Sunday with a must before you go home, by singing and dancing a long to the appropriately named 'Take Me Home, Country Roads'.