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Cubs Christmas Party 2018

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

Slough District Cubs had a great Christmas Party on Sunday 9th December

We played all the traditional party games – Musical Chairs, Musical Bumps, Pass the Parcel as well as each Group bringing a game that they play which meant that we also learnt and played new games

We all enjoyed crisps, cake, biscuits and finished off with our two favourite games  – The Chocolate Game and Bursting the Balloon’s!

It was a great way to end the year!

Many thanks to all the Leaders who support this event and to Harrison for doing the music for us

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sarah – ADC Cubs

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Slough District Beaver Sleepover and Water Day

Posted on November 23rd, 2018 by Dave Shaw

Slough District Beavers had a fantastic sleepover and water day this September

The sleepover started on Friday night with the Beavers playing games and making their packed lunch and sorting out all their water clothes ready for the next day.

After a good night’s sleep and an early breakfast we welcomed the Cubs who had come to join us for the day

We split up into groups and half stayed at the Headquarters to do the Nautical Skills Stage 1 Badge while the other half hopped onto a coach and went to Engage Water Sports to do the Paddle Sports Stage 1 and Time on the Water Stage 1 Badges.

The Beavers and Cubs greatly enjoyed: – Canoeing, Kayaking and Raft Building and out of 80 Young people only a few fell in!!

After lunch we swapped the groups over.

The day soon came to an end and parents arrived to collect the Beavers and Cubs who were very tired but full of excitement as they told their parents what they had done especially the ones who fell in!

This was a great weekend and a huge amount of work had gone into planning the weekend so that 80 young people could experience these activities for the first time and the weather was great!

Thank you so much to Joe – ADC Beavers and her team who organised this event, Sue for first aid on Saturday, Edward and Alexander for providing extra support on the water, all the staff at Engage Water Sports and all the Beaver and Cub Leaders that supported the event.

We could not have done it without you all!

Here’s to the next one!

Sarah – ADC Cubs

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Slough Remembrance Parade 2018

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914


These words echoed around the country as Remembrance Parades and services were held to commemorate the ending of the First World War and to remember all those who gave their life or health for the future of their country.

Within Slough District there were multiple parades including Slough, Cippenham, Colnbrook and Langley, which all saw Scouts in attendance.

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District Cubs Outdoor Challenge Day

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

Slough District Cubs had a great day on Sunday 16th September working towards their “Our Outdoor Challenge Award”
The Cubs from packs across the District took part in in a range of activities including:

  • Firelighting,
  • Campfire cooking,
  • Tent pitching,
  • Shelter building,
  • Camp gadget making,
  • First Aid,
  • Country Code,
  • Camp safety

It was a long and very busy day but we all had a great time and the weather was fab!

Sarah Ainsworth – ADC Cubs

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Inaugural Scouts and Cubs Orienteering Challenge

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

After much excitement and anticipation this morning (Sunday 8th July 2018) saw more than a 100 Cubs and Scouts from Slough and neighbouring Districts descend on Black Park to take part in this inaugural Orienteering challenge.

In the scorching heat teams from 7th Newham (East London), 3rd Heathfield (Hounslow), 23rd Wembley, 3rd Wexham, 1st Montem, and 9th Southside (Tooting) raced against the clock to find the prescribed control points. For many it was an opportunity to polish up and put into practice their navigation and compass skills.

At the end of the challenge all the youngsters cooled down and enjoyed a group lunch as the moderators worked out the winning times.

A tremendous day was had by all the youngsters and adults that attended with many making the most of the offerings at Black Park. Hopefully a sign of a new and regular challenge in the years ahead. A big thank you to the helpers that assisted with the set-up, registration and clear up at the end.


Position Group
1st 7th Newham
2nd 7th Newham
3rd 7th Newham
Position Group
1st 3rd Heathfield
2nd 9th Southside
3rd 7th Newham

Muhammed Sharif – ADC Scouts

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District Beaver & Cub My Adventure Challenge Day

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 by Dave Shaw

On a drizzly Saturday morning in March 80 Beavers & Cubs (as well as their Leaders!) travelled to Phasels Wood for a day of different activities to go towards their My Adventure Challenge Award. The Beavers took part in a cresta run, slackline, photo hunt, ridgeline climbing and a low ropes course whilst the Cubs took part in playing skittles, abseiling, aeroball junior, rolling rock / traverse wall and climbing. Both sections did 2 activities in the morning and then 3 in the afternoon after we had come back together at lunchtime for some food and lots of chatter. The weather wasn’t great for the day but at least the snow had held off for us that weekend and we didn’t get too wet either which was a blessing. When leaving the campsite we had an eventful moment when a Beaver was on the wrong coach and then we realised we have been locked in the car park and couldn’t get out until someone came and rescued us. We arrived back at 3rd Upton with lots of tired Leaders but with Beavers & Cubs who still had lots of energy to go around.

Thank you to all the Leaders who attended for helping to make this joint activity day great & exciting for all the Beavers & Cubs who attended. Thank you to Clare & Sarah for helping to organise the day. Look forward to the next one

Joe Halls – ADC Beaver Scouts.

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District Awards Celebration 2018

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

Slough District held its Second Annual Awards Celebration on 21st April 2018 to celebrate the Top Awards that our Youth and Adult Members achieved in the past 12 months.

Our members have been working hard and we were able to hand out certificates for 50 Awards across all sections, including Chief Scout’s Awards, Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, Young Leader Belts and Wood Badges.

As part of the celebration, we also saw our District Commissioner, Tim Haggett, being presented with a Silver Acorn in recognition of all his hard work running the District

We would like to Congratulate all of our members on their achievements and look forward to giving out more certificates next year.

We would also like to thank Baylis Court School for hosting us again.

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Slough District Cub 100 Year Promise Party

Posted on December 17th, 2016 by Damien Woodall

Slough District Cubs celebrated a 100 Years of Cub Scouting on Friday 16 th December 2016

by holding an amazing Promise Party.


We started off by playing Musical Bumps, then we split up into three groups and played Pass

the Parcel.


It was then time to join Cub Scouts from all over the world to re-new our Promise at



We then lit our cake and sang “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed lots and lots of party food!!

We then played the Chocolate Game – a great favourite of ours!!


It was then time to collect our certificates and a 100 year balloon and head off home

This was the final event to end a fantastic year of special events / camps to celebrate Cubs



I would like to thank all Cub Leaders, Explorer Young Leaders and members of Slough

District who have supported us throughout the whole year, we have had a blast!

I feel very privilege to lead such an amazing team.


Sarah Ainsworth

ADC Cubs

Slough District

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Slough District Cub 100 Year Sixer and Seconder Camp

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by Damien Woodall

Slough District Sixer and Seconders had a fantastic camp at Dorneywood Camp Site

We started off on Saturday morning tent pitching in the rain

We then had lunch and started our bases to enable each Cub to gain the Outdoor Challenge Award. We were very lucky as the rain stopped for a few hours!

We then collected wood and started to prepare our fires ready to cook our dinner

The Cubs and Leaders did fantastically well as we achieved cooking, sausages, burgers, hash browns, bake beans and spaghetti on open fires in the rain!

Once we had cleared up and washed up we then played quiz games as it was raining too hard to have our wide game outside

It was then time for supper and bed!

After a wet night we got up and prepared our fires ready to cook eggs, bacon, baked beans and spaghetti

After this we went on our hike and returned for lunch

We then took down wet tents, loaded the van, reflected on the camp and went home extremely tired but full of achievement at what we had accomplished in the rain!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all Leaders, Young Leaders and Cubs who took part in the camp. You all did extremely well and should be very proud of yourselves!

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