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Lord Lieutenant's Service at All Saints, Northampton

On Thursday 29th May 2014, David Maddock (Secretary) , Nick (GSL) and Lyle (SASU) were invited to attend a Special Service at All Saints, Northampton by Mrs.Penny Escombe (High Sherriff) who especially requested the Irthlingborough Group to attend to represent the County, being one of Scouting’s Founder Groups.

This special occasion was to say ‘farewell’ to Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Lady Juliet Townsend who is shortly to retire from the post.

Our Representatives were presented to Lady Juliet (President of Northamptonshire Scouts) and later to Earl Spencer who is a Deputy Lieutenant.

This was a most prestigious event and Irthlingborough was truly honoured to be specially invited.

District Cub Camp 2014

On 13th, 14th & 15th June 15 Cubs, 6 Adults & 5 Young Leaders attended the District Cub Camp at Bromham.

The Cubs arrived at 7pm on Friday excited and ready for a weekend of fun. After settling into their tents they went to the opening of the camp. Almost 120 Cubs gathered around the flag for Grand Howl after which the Cubs had supper then went to play a wide game, which the Young Leaders were helping to run. At 10pm it was bed for the Cubs.

Bright and early on the Saturday the Cubs were awake and ready for the activities planned for the day, which included Ciphers and Codes, invisible ink, ID cards etc set around the theme of ‘spies ‘. Our base was the Invisible Ink which was run by Baloo (Leanne) and Bagheera (Karen). After a busy morning the Cubs returned to camp for Lunch and a bit of a rest. The afternoon activities started at 2 pm and were full of adventure including a caving experience, the Young Leaders busily running Mop hockey and the assault course. At 4 pm it was free time and after Dinner the Cubs were free to explore the site and the woods. In the evening we all congregated around the Camp Fire and spent an hour singing songs then back to camp for supper. At 10.15pm it was time for the ‘Ghost Hunt’ were the Cubs were told the story about Claude and then had the hunt for Claude. The Young Leaders were the ghosts trying to scare the Cubs and judging by the noise they had succeeded! It was a late night for the Cubs and it was ‘very quiet very quick’.

On Sunday morning there was not a sound from any of the Cubs till at least 8am when they got up for breakfast and were prepared ready for the ‘Super Pack’ competition. This consisted of 13 bases and the Cubs earned points for each base. Over the next 2 hours the Cubs ran to each base to complete an activity including gutter run, egg and spoon, knots, etc. The result is that Irthlingborough Cubs came 2nd & 3rd, - well done Cubs. After lunch the Cubs took part in a game of ‘Splat’ involving all the Cubs on camp. Then it was time for the ‘Cubs Own’ which was run by Akela (Fred) after which District Camp was closed.

Well done to all the leaders Karen and Leanne and to the Young Leaders Chloe, Viki, Arend, Brett and Josh. Special thanks to the Chef (Lisa) and Sous-chef (Lance) who did the catering for us all.

What a jolly good job they did!

All Aboard the Mary G!

A party of 8 Scouts and their Leaders supported by Steve and Andy so our own SASU, spent a glorious weekend at Shotley Marina, Ipswich.

With the most kind support and sponsorship of Alan Watts, a Sailing Trip was arranged from Shotley, around Ruffs Tower and into the North Sea on Alan’s Ocean Going Yacht.

The Scouts had a look at ’The Independent State of Sealand’ – a self-proclaimed independent island and whilst this went (and waiting their turn) on the other group of Scouts enjoyed Crab Fishing with surprisingly good results!

Sincere thanks must go to Alan Watts and to Steve and Andy who cooked the meals so that the Scouts could go out and enjoy the sea.