Pack meeting – lambing live

Following a successful visit last year we are again taking up the opportunity to visit Brinsbury and see the lambs.

When: Our pack meeting will take place on Tuesday 13 March. Please arrive promptly. We expect to finish around 7.45pm.

Where: You should meet at the farm (see our map) and NOT at Brinsbury Campus on the A29. Please remember that the lane is narrow in places but most of the other traffic is likely to be Cub parents. Look out for the Brinsbury Campus sign at the entrance to the farm drive on the right of the lane, about a mile from the A29 and just as you leave the woods. Parking is available in front of the main farm building. The Cubs will assemble in one of the classrooms, just off the main corridor.

What: We’ll be visiting Brinsbury’s working farm to see the sheep and lambs. We’ll spend most of the evening in one of the barns.

Who: We hope to see all our Cubs. However, some of you may visit with other sections who have similar meetings around this time. So that we know who to expect please let us know if you don’t plan to come with us.
We are also asking for a couple of extra adults – let us know if you can stay by clicking on the “I can help” button in the programme section of My Scout.

Cost: There is a charge for the evening but we will pay this from our Parbrook Cashback.

Bring: You must arrive at camp in your uniform top and scarf. You will be asked to change into overalls and protective footwear so there is no need to bring your own boots. The barn is not heated so make sure you have warm clothes to wear under your overalls as your coat won’t fit.

Keeping you safe: There is a risk of E-Coli infection when visiting farm animals. Touching animals, fences and other surfaces can lead to infection as you may pick up these bacteria and accidentally pass them to your mouth. It only takes a small number of the bacteria to cause infection. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after you have had contact with animals will reduce the risk of infection.

Previous visits: This will be our third year visiting the lambs so have a look at our reports from 2017 and 2016 to get an idea what the evening will be like.