On 14 June 2017 we took our pack meeting to Ashington so that we could do some rafting. On what was a very warm evening we had a great turnout and built 3 rafts with help from the Ashington scout leaders.
We started by working on building the rafts themselves. Because of our numbers we had three teams, each working with the Ashington leaders. After a few clove hitches and lashings to make the frame the blue plastic barrels were fixed on.
Before the Cubs could head to the water there was the all important safety briefing during which they were fitted with their buoyancy aids. Then it was time to get the rafts in the water. At first all was well as the Cubs paddled their way around the island but then a few slipped off the rafts into the water. By the end of the evening the rafts were forgotten and all the Cubs were in the water – with their buoyancy aids of course.
We’re very grateful to the leaders from Ashington for providing us with such an enjoyable evening.
Those that follow us on Instagram were able to keep up to date with photos during the evening.
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Thanks to Jacala for providing the photos