Cubs in a Pub – The Revenge Ballinderry 2015


Such was the success of the Cubs in a Pub camp 2014 Wednesday Night Cubs decided we would go there once again.

We met at Bray Dart station on Friday and made our into the city centre, from there we got a bus to Nenagh.
From Nenagh we got a mini bus and lifts with the Leaders to The Tavern.

Those doing the Chief Scout Award started pitching their tents. This proved to be extremely difficult as it was pitch black apart form a couple of head torches.

Did we stop pitching our tents? Did we give up? Did we throw in the towel?
No we brought them into the lounge arranged the poles where there should be then brought them back out and pitched them.

We had a tent for the girls, a tent for the lads and one for Cormac.

Once everyone was setup up we had a quick supper. We played some games were played before bedtime, thankfully one of the Cubs found the darts so a quick game of 501 was had.

Everyone headed to be about midnight, apart from the Leaders who were up even later discussing the pros and cons of Blue Bloods, The Musketeers, The Blacklist and so on.

The following morning we got up and headed to Rory’s Rock Bar for breakfast, cereal, toast, sausage and rashers all served with Bolt Thrower and ACDC playing in the background.

Once we tidied up, we sorted out our rooms and tents ready for inspection. Inspection is not done for the sheer hell of it as we found out when talking about the Scout Promise and Law. Taking care of and having respect for yourself and others and their possessions and property is a huge part of the Scout Law.
Out of 10 the highest score was a 9, let down by a single chocolate button under the bed.

Cormac and Rory took us through the Scout Promise and the Scout Law.
It is very important to understand what both mean. It is what Scouting is based on. It’s all about doing your best, not anyone else’s just your own.

We spent a lot of time outside playing football, capture the flag and just running around in the fresh air.
Amazing what happens when you turn off the WIFI and open the doors.

After this we had some free time to work on our song, dance, comedy routine for “WEDNESDAY NIGHTS GOT TALENT PART 2”

After lunch we headed out to the local playground and went for a walk around the park in Borrisokane.

We did some backwoods and fire lighting in the evening before dinner.

A dinner of chicken curry and chips or spag bol was had and this was then followed by the Talent Show, and what a talented group we have.
Last years acts were hard to beat, we had some entrants returning and some new to the stage.

We had singing, dancing, jokes, and card tricks.
Once the show had finished a disco kicked off. We danced the night away to “Starship”, “Shake it Off” had everyone dancing their hearts out.

We ended the night watching The Eurovision Song Contest.

Sunday morning after breakfast we started packing up and cleaning the pub ready for the off.
A huge difference in the room inspection on Sunday, tents were swept, coat hangers straightened and all chocolate buttons disposed of.
And everyone got a 10.
As everyone helped it didn’t take long and we were soon ready for a lunch of hot-dogs before heading for home.

Well done to Felix who was invested
Well done to Felix and Daniel who were promoted to Senior Sixer
Well done to all those who earned their Stage 2 Emergencies badges
Well done to those CSA Cubs for taking another step closer to completion.
Well done to Cormac for completing his first camp as a fully fledged Leader

Thanks must go out to the following people

  • The parents for taking home the rubbish and their kids
  • The Cubs themselves for having a great time and behaving themselves
  • Adrienne, Karen, Fiona (thanks for coming back) Rory and Cormac
  • And most importantly to Derek and Amanda for allowing us to use their holiday home again.

Yours in Scouting
The Leaders

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