26th Milton Keynes Coniston Cubs resumed weekly Cub sessions after a long summer break. There is nothing like a campfire to kick-start a new term of exciting activities chosen by the young people in the Coniston Cub pack.

The session started with a grand howl followed by some restructuring as new Seconders were appointed, newcomers were welcomed (Cubs, Young Leader and Adult Leader), and Sixes were rejigged to balance out the groups.

As 26th Milton Keynes Coniston Cubs is ‘different by design’ with the Cub pack meeting in different places across Milton Keynes and a programme that is mostly outdoors based (in all seasons) with activities that are chosen by the young people, each termly programme is determined by a cub pack forum. So, Coniston Cubs had a pack forum to discuss ideas for the Spring 2024 programme. Coniston Cubs were bursting with ideas that included everything from swimming, snow sports, water sports, games and indoor activities to movies and maths.

After all this chatting and sitting, Cubs joined in with actions songs and rhymes that included the Pirate Song and the Scouting classic of Singing in the rain, complete with funny actions and roo-cha-cha verses.

One of the highlights of the session was marshmallow toasting on the campfire. As there was more than enough marshmallows (vegan as well as gelatine marshmallows) and biscuits to go round, no one was left craving s’more!

Photograph of Coniston Cubs young people, young leaders and adult leaders all toasting marshmallows on a campfire.
Coniston Cubs toasting marshmallows on a campfire.

To round up the busy session, Coniston Cubs were awarded badges that they had earned, and Isabella was delighted to achieve her Chief Scout Silver Award. Well done Isabella!

Photo of Coniston Cub Isabella wearing her green Cub Scout uniform sweatshirt, standing by a campfire and holding an envelope and certificate for her Chief Scout Silver Award.
Coniston Cub Isabella achieves her Chief Scout Silver Award.