Nights Away Kit List

Here is an outline of the kit needed for most camps – it is not definitive and Cubs should adapt it to their specific requirements, but it is useful to ensure that everything has been thought of.

Clothing (all clothing should be suitable for outdoor playing and may get dirty/wet):

  • Uniform (to be worn to the camp)
  • Sun hat
  • Warm sweatshirts (three is recommended so there is one for each day – they may not get used but it means there is a spare if anything gets wet)
  • T-shirts or similar (one per day)
  • Trousers / shorts (one pair per day)
  • Underclothes (one pair per day)
  • Socks (one pair per day)
  • Nightwear
  • Outdoor shoes – preferable something that can be put on and taken off independently and reasonably easily as we try to keep shoes out of the tents. If the weather looks like it may be wet, a second pair may be necessary.
  • Waterproof (coat)

Camping items:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Roll mat (inflatable mattresses tend to take up too much room in the tents, so mats only please)
  • Extra blanket (for extra warmth at night)
  • Torch
  • Water bottle


  • Small towel (there are no shower facilties so it’s just for face and hands)
  • Sun cream
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Flannel


  • A carrier bag for putting dirty clothes in really helps ensure that clothes don’t get too mixed up in the tents
  • Pocket money (no more than £10, and can be given to a leader to look after if preferred)
  • Personal medication if required, labelled and given to leader
  • Snacks/treats are fine to bring, but not too much as we don’t really want anyone being sick…

Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with the Cub’s name, especially their uniforms and neckers. It really helps if the Cubs are involved with packing their own bag so they know what they are bringing and where it is.

If purchasing anything online for the camp, please consider using Easy Fundraising – this makes a little bit of money for the group without any additional cost to you.

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Help 1st Wychwoods the easy way!

If you shop online, there is an easy way you can raise money for 1st Wychwoods Scout Group. Easy Fundraising works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop, you can raise a donation for 1st Wychwoods Scout Group instead.

You can shop with over 2,000 well-known stores and each will donate a percentage of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 1%, Amazon 1.5%, The Body Shop 6% – some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

If you shop online, there is an easy way you can raise money for 1st Wychwoods Scout Group.All you have to do is go onto the website and then follow 3 easy steps:

  1. Register 1st Wychwoods Scout Group as the cause that you want to support.
  2. Login using a username/password.
  3. Click any of the retailer links provided and then shop as normal.

The great thing is it won’t cost you any more, plus there are lots of voucher codes and special discounts so you can actually save money or win prizes while you’re helping Cubs and Beavers.

Making mug cakes

Perhaps the best thing we have ever made at Cubs – a little bit of flour, egg, cocoa powder, sugar and oil into a mug with a few chocolate chips and after 4 minutes in the microwave chocolate cake in a mug.

Chocolate mug cake

mmmmmug cakes

As always, a range of culinary skills were on show, but overall some pretty delicious cakes were baked by most of the Cubs. A definite survival skill this one – especially when you see what can be baked in this way!

Making duct tape wallets

Duct tape wallet

This is what we were aiming for…

Despite being in somewhat of a sticky situation, the Cubs gave a valiant effort at making wallets out of duct tape this evening, and the results were pretty good. A few stood out and Rocco was awarded Cub of the Week for doing an excellent job of the task. With practice he may make his fortune –

Annual Challenge Night

In sixes, the Cubs were given a set of challenges to work through testing their Cub knowledge, their code breaking ability, their team working skills and, most importantly, whether they could make a human pyramid.

The winners: Green Six with a perfect score.

Dancing Sally

Back in April Dancing Sally came along to our meeting to help the Cubs complete their 60 minute fitness challenge, which raised nearly £100 for Access Sport. This video of the event has just been unearthed and is worth watching, not least to see Head of Science at Burford School, Mrs Brown, busting some moves to Gangnam Style at the back.