30 March 2021

Over the weekend of 20th/21st March, 60 Beavers and Cubs joined together from 1st Basingstoke, Old Basing and Basingstoke Sea Cubs for another fun filled weekend of virtual camping. Whilst we can’t meet face to face and go camping like we normally would, this doesn’t mean that we can’t all learn #SkillsForLife with our friends and do lots of fun activities.

What’s a ‘virtual camp’ we hear you ask? Well throughout the weekend Beavers and Cubs joined a series of Zoom sessions for lots of fun activities.  During the sessions we set them a few challenges for the weekend, and of course, they need to build somewhere to sleep.

Last year we had a pirate themed virtual camp, but this time, we were all superheroes! Lots of the Beavers and Cubs came dressed up as their favourite superhero

All superheroes need a secret hideout so our first task was to create a den. Some of the young people braved the outdoors and pitched a tent in the garden but lots of us built dens inside.

To keep our superhero Beavers and Cubs busy throughout the weekend, they were given a series of activities to carry out at home. This included building their own bottle rockets using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and seeing how high they could launch the rockets. Don’t worry, no birds, neighbours’ cats or young people were in the flight path!

We also made our very own Super Hero shields and flags for our dens, as well as completing a treasure hunt – thanks to our helps mums and dads for their helping hands with this bit!

Just like on any Camp, our superheroes soon got hungry! To keep their energy up, all of our Beavers and Cubs had to help cook a meal for the family with lots of superhero themed food

Most importantly we shouldn’t forget that all good Beavers and Cubs – and no doubt Super Heros, always wash and wipe up after their dinner.  I think this was probably Mum and Dads favourite part of our camp!

And its safe to say, no camp is complete without a campfire – all be it Virtual!  Our Super heroes did a great job raising the roof during our Virtual Campfire and some even snuck in a few cheeky marshmallows!

Day 2 of Camp and we were joined bright and early by Ben Tanner (from the proposed SpiderMan musical!) who gave us a great superhero themed routine – the Beavers and Cubs aced it!

Finally, as our last activity for our fun filled weekend, they all created their own mini superhero from a toilet roll tube.

Its safe to say that lots of fun was had by all the Beavers, Cubs,Leaders and parents.

A huge thanks to the Leaders who joined to make this camp a success and well done to our superhero Beavers and Cubs for learning more #SkillsForLife and continuing the adventure of Scouting.

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