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District Camp - 8th to 9th June 2014

posted 31 May 2014, 21:14 by Epping Cubs   [ updated 31 May 2014, 21:14 ]
The older Cubs are invited to join the Scouts for the last 2 days of their District Camp.  This year the camp will be held at the Glenfield Scout Activity Centre.  The  Annual District Camp is attended by all Scout troops in our district and there are usually somewhere between 70 to 100 Scouts.
You can arrive from about 8:00am Sunday 8th June, join in with the Scout's activities, camp overnight, then do more of the same on Monday, leaving around 12:30pm.  Monday is the Queen's Birthday holiday so you will not be missing out on school.  The cost for the 2 days is $20 which includes camping fees and food.  Refer to the attached instruction on how to get to Cataract Scout Camp.
There will be a Camp fire on Sunday night where you will be able to join in with the Scouts .  
For those who attend the camp you will be part of the way towards earning the "Try Scouts" badge which you can wear on the right shoulder of your Cub shirt until you transfer into the Scout section.  The aim of the Try Scouts badge is to encourage the older Cubs to interact with their local Scout troop by trying 2 Scout section activities, one being a camp or outdoor activity and the other attending a troop meeting.  The badge is presented by the Patrol Leader who is participating with the Cub.
What to bring:
-  Mess kit
-  Sleeping bag
-  Sleeping mat or air mattress (no stretchers please)
-  Clothes suitable for cold weather (thermals, beanie, thick socks etc) - it can get very cold at night in Winter.
-  Change of clothes.
-  Raincoat and jumper
-  Towel and toiletries - there are showers and toilets at the campsite
-  A wide brimmed hat, preferably with a chin strap
-  Torch with a spare set of batteries
-  Water bottle
-  Plastic garbage bag to put wet clothes in
Electronic games and toys are not to be brought to camp.  The leaders will not be responsible for loss or damage to these.  If you need to have a phone with you, you must give it to the Scout Leader to look after for you.  There will be no need for you to bring lollies or soft drinks etc with you .  They can make a terrible mess in the tents.
Parent helpers are welcome to attend at no charge.  Tents can be provided if you do not have one of your own.
If you have any questions about this, please contact Shaggy (Mathew Lim) the Scout Leader on 0404 058 060.
Epping Cubs,
31 May 2014, 21:29