Report: County day at Amberley

On 6 June 2015 we were pleased to join Cubs from across East and West Sussex for the County Cub Day at Amberley Museum. We bumped into Cubs from Storrington in our District but also from as far away as Rustington, Hove and Hastings.

We made the most of the lovely weather as we explored the museum and met the craftsmen. We got to make our own woggles at the wood turners and print a certificate in the printing workshop. As there was a naturalist badge theme we also did some pond dipping.

We are grateful to the volunteers at Amberley Museum for giving us such a good day.

For more pictures see our Amberley gallery

We decided that the Cubs had not done enough to complete their naturalist badge but that they would qualify for their local knowledge badge instead plus having one hike added to their hike away score. We’ll pick up the rest of the naturalist badge at our camps this summer. In addition to our badges, each Cub got a souvenir badge for their camp blanket, a certificate and a free ticket that allows admission to the museum again this summer.

About Amberley: Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park. Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), Connected Earth telecommunications hall, electricity hall, printing workshop and much more. The Museum is also home to traditional crafts people, such as the blacksmith and potter. Visitors can enjoy hot and cold refreshments in the Limeburners and purchase souvenirs and books in the gift shop.