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Science Night + Cubs = No sleep for leaders!

Posted on April 14th, 2018 by admin

Friday the 13th….. unlucky for some, but not for our cubs! Friday evening we took 19 of our cubs on the trains, bang smack in the middle of rush hour. Venturing our way to South Kensington for our first ever sleep over at the Science Museum.

After checking in at about 6:45 we were taken through to the “Who Am i?” secion of the museum where we setup camp!

Once setup we headed off to play “Elementary Bingo” where we learnt loads about different elements! we even got to blow up a squib special effects cartridge! After that we headed downstairs to have a late snack!

After a quick snack, and a coffee to keep the leaders up! We went off to watch “The Super Cool Show” where we learnt the different that hot and cold can have on objects by placing them in boiling water and liquid nitrogen. I think its safe to say that a Plasticine man dipped in liquid nitrogen vs one of our cubs with a hammer, was never going to end well!

We then headed deeper into the basement of the museum where we Got to screen print our own t-shirts and bags!

After hanging our t-shirts and bags up to dry we went on to do some more experiments. We set fire to a soaking wet £20 note and with the help of a candle on a really long stick, we blew up a hydrogen balloon…. it was unbelievably loud! so after a night of experiments and explosions, we headed back upstairs to be!

The Science museum is fairly well lit……. during the day……. but when the lights go out……

6:45am! on a saturday?!…. yep and our cubs were up and re…. well they were up! time to refuel.

All fueled up and ready to continue the morning we headed to the top of the museum to enter the “Wonderlab” a huge interactive room filled with over 50 different experiments that you can try out.

 

Flying paper planes , High speed photography of water droplets, building our own bridges!

 

A giant tesla coil, Lighting indoors! Exploring the colour specturm, and the mysteries behind a spinning rope!

After a jam packed morning in the wonder lab, we headed to the IMAX to finish it all off with a 3D film about the world that we cant see. Even Mowgli got in on the film!

 

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Beavers practicing to break Enigma… and next weeks plans!

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by admin

Last week started a return to Badge work and fun. We tried to de-code a Morse code message with some interesting results. Some of the Beavers were amazing, but in the end I think they all managed to de-code our message. They were all asked to write their names in Morse code for this week. Let’s see how that goes, and this week we will be decorating biscuits with the Scottish flag to celebrate Burns Night, and talking about Robby Burns we were thinking about giving the Beavers some Haggis but I think we will give that a miss.

Can you work out who left this message? Click here for “Morse” Info

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14th Walthamstow AGM

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by admin

We’ve come a long way and have big plans!
Wednesday 18th January 2017
7pm

We are holding our first AGM to give you the chance to see
what the group has been up to over the last year. It’s also a
time for us to show you what we have planned and discuss
what we want to do in the coming years:

  • Iceland Launch
  • Review Activites
  • 100 year group centenary
  • Planned hall maintenance
  • Fundraising and more!
  • 14th Walthamstow
    Scout Hall
    205a Wood Street
    Walthamstow
    London, E17 3NU

    Visit facebook page at facebook.com/14thwalthamstow
    or email contact@14thwalthamstow.org.uk

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    Cubs – We are 100 Years Old Today!

    Posted on December 16th, 2016 by admin

    Yes, the cub section is 100 years old today. Cub groups throughout the nation will be celebrating in many different ways today and you can join in the celebrations. Simpy share the hashtag #Cubs100 or upload a picture of how you are celebrating.

    We at the 14th walthamstow will be joining many other groups in our district later today at the Walthamstow Town Square for our promise renewal party and campfire songs.

    You can find out more about Cubs100 here https://www.cubs100.org

    You can also follow all of the celebrations on our district facebook page and even watch it live! https://www.facebook.com/wfsscouts

    #Cubs100 #GLNECubs100

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    14th Walthamstow Christmas Party

    Posted on December 15th, 2016 by admin

    Saturday the 10th of December was our group Christmas party. A chance for family and friends of the group to come and enjoy themselves. Both young and old had a great time. You can check out some of the images below.

    We had Tables of food, Party Games and a massive balloon drop. Don’t forget if you are looking to hire a venue for your own party, our hall is for hire! Simply get in touch Here

     

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    Remembrance Day 2016

    Posted on November 14th, 2016 by admin

    On Sunday the Beavers, Cubs, and scouts took part in the Remembrance day parade and service. We gathered at the William Morris Gallery and walked to the Walthamstow town hall. We then took part in the 2 minute silence, reflecting on those who have lost their lives. Below are some of the images from the day. Additional photo credits to Tom Gillies.

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    County Cubs100 Celebration Camp

    Posted on October 25th, 2016 by admin

    This year is the centenary for the cub section. Districts and counties up and down the country have been celebrating this in their own way and from the 23rd to the 25th of september, our cubs attended Thriftwood campsite for the County Cubs 100 Celebration camp.

    With a superhero theme, the campsite was divided into zones with vast amounts of activities at each section.

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    Here is what the cubs thought:

    “The best bit was probably exploring the 3d maze”

    “It was a great experience and I loved the canoeing”

    “I loved the water slide”

    “I loved everything especially the water activities”

    “I loved the rafting and loved falling in”

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