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Castlerock Cubs currently take children between 8 - 11 Years old. The cub pack meets in Peter Thompson Hall on Tuesday evenings.

 

The pack participates in all scouting activities from craft to outdoor pursuits.

 

Forms - Parents / prospective parents can find importatnt forms in the Documents tab under cub documents.

 

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Paul, Andi, Noel, Tara, Adam, Sara, Stephanie, Jason

Adam M, Connor, Calum

 


Annual Awards

On the final day of Cubs Parents were invited to PTH to participate in games and see the annual prize giving. The following awards were presented

 

Best Cub - Rebekah

Runner up - Dylan

Runner Up - Catherine

 

Best Six - Red

 

The Friendship award - Luke

 

Best new cub  - Scott

 

Best Camp Cub  - Kirsty

A temple for a tent

Castlerock Cubs hit another first this weekend by staying in Mussenden Temple on Friday 17th September 2010. 28 cubs both boys and girls slept in the Temple. They were accompanied by 1 Beaver and 1 Explorer Scout. 5 Cub leaders and 1 Beaver leader were lucky enough to sleep in the crypt.


Why the Temple? This year’s challenge for cub scouts was to camp in an unusual location. In order to meet that challenge 1st Castlerock wrote to various locations and received many reply’s but were really glad to get a response from one really close to home that they use in their Group logo !! The national trust responded stating that they would be happy for the cubs to stay in Mussenden Temple. The cub camp consisted of a sausage sizzle, night walk, campfire, an overnight stay in the Temple followed by breakfast. All that attended agreed that it was a brilliant camp location with amazing views of Donegal, County Londonderry, the Foyle and Bann Estuaries, and the Causeway Coast. I am sure we will all in the future upon visiting the Temple or being shown a photo of the Temple proudly say “I slept in there!” to which we will probably receive the response, “of course you did”. I am also sure that long explanations and smiles will follow.


After breaking camp and clearing the site the cubs then headed for Portrush where they participated in a morning of Rock climbing / abseiling and body boarding with Xplore outdoors.

As always on behalf of the kids I have to thanks the Scout Groups leaders / Helpers / Administrators and parents for making sure everything came together.

The camp could not have happened without the help of the National Trust and specifically Lynsey and Lisa who helped arrange and co-ordinate the stay. I therefore want to take this chance to publically thank the National Trust on behalf of 1st Castlerock Scout group Children, Leaders and Parents. We look forward to working with the National Trust again in the future. Thanks also to Steve, Gareth and the guys from Xplore outdoors for and excellent day. More photos in the gallery.

Ballyhornan Leadership Camp

On Friday 22nd Ocyober 2010 14 Cubs, 2 YL's and the cub team headed to Ballyhornan Scout Centre for leadership camp. The camp was go,go,go from the start with twisted quizzes, leadership tasks, inspections, cooking and observation tests. The cubs all performed brilliantly and the camp treat was a visit to Exploris. The cubs have also adopted a rescued Seal.

 More photo's in the gallery