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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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Youth Shaped Scouting

Posted on January 10th, 2016 by SDSAdmin

What is a District Youth Commissioner?
I am the first District Youth Commissioner in Berkshire, and one of very few in the UK. The District Youth Commissioner’s role is to develop and oversee the principles of Youth Shaped Scouting within Slough. As part of this, I will be starting a Youth Forum within the District to allow Young People’s voices to be heard by the District Team and encouraging leaders to develop Youth Shaped Scouting within their Section.

Who are you?
I am Dave Shaw, some of you may know me as an Explorer Scout Leader with Discovery ESU, while others will know me as a Network member. I am 23, and I have been a part of the Scouting Movement since I was 6, so I know what it is like to be both a Young person and a Leader within Scouting.

What is Youth Shaped Scouting?
Youth Shaped Scouting is the idea that Scouting is a Youth Movement and should be shaped by the Young People. Adults should only be here to guide the Young people and ensure that they are kept safe. The Young People should have a say in what they do on a weekly basis, where they go on camps and how major decisions are made.
As one Explorer said: “Scouting is like play-doh, Young People have to shape and mould it”

What about YouShape?
YouShape Week is the National Event during which we want to get everyone talking about Youth Shaped Scouting. YouShape Week is 1st – 7th February, with a major conference taking place from the 5th – 7th. The week will provide the opportunity for every young person from Beavers through to Network to get involved either online or at your meeting place.

What’s the plan?
I will be setting up a District Youth Forum which will aim to involve a Young person from every Section within the District, from Beavers to Network, from 1st Britwell to 3rd Wexham. To kick off this process, I will be paying a visit to all of the Sections during January to talk to the Young People and Leaders about Youth Shaped Scouting and the Youth forum. Follow me on Twitter for the Schedule.

How can I develop Youth Shaped Scouting in my Section?
First things first, ask the young people what they want to do on a Section Evening, whether that is what game to play next, what to cover in a future meeting or having the young people taking a lead role in a game or activity. The key is to listen to the young people and carry out what they want to do.

How can I contact you?
You can email me at or get me on Twitter @Slough_DYC with any questions, opinions or suggestions about Youth Involvement.

District Youth Commissioner – Dave Shaw

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District Cub Christmas Party

Posted on December 13th, 2015 by SDSAdmin

36 Cubs from Slough District had a great time at the Cub District Christmas Party.

We played all the traditional party games plus more, we ate lots of cake! and finished off with are favourite game of bursting the balloon on the chair by sitting on it!

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Slough District Sixer and Seconder Camp

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by Damien Woodall

The camp started off on Saturday morning with all Cubs putting up their tents and setting up their sleeping gear for later on

We the had lunch and sorted out the Cubs into groups ready for our bases

The Cubs did the following bases:-

Woggle Making


Shelter Building

First Aid

Hike Preparation & Country Code

After the bases it was time to collect wood and start lighting fires ready to cook our dinner on. The Cubs and Leaders did extremely well with this especially as most of the wood was damp!

Then it was time to wash up and clear away – moan!

We then had a wide game in the dark and the winning groups let off rockets into the sky lit up with glow sticks

We then had supper and faced a cold night in bed!

Sunday morning started bright and early with more fire lighting and cooking breakfast

After we had cleared up we got ready for our hike through Burnham Beeches

After the hike we returned tired and hungry and luckily lunch was ready for us!

After lunch we packed up our gear, took down the tents and loaded the van

Then it was time to close camp and go home after a great weekend

Cubs who attended the weekend achieved the new “Our Outdoors Challenge Award”, “Hikes Away” and” Nights Away” Badges

Well done to all Cubs and Leaders who attended the Camp. It was hard work but we all had a fantastic time!

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