With over 70 Cubs taking part in our annual swimming gala and fun day, coming from Four Crosses, Guilsfield, Machynlleth, Newtown and Welshpool.
We arrived at Welshpool HQ at 10 am and were put into groups to take part in 6 different activities. 4 pioneer based activities, run by different leaders, where we learned different knots, lashings and how to build an A-frame to gain our pioneering badge in the main hall. In the meeting rooms and corridor emergency first aid stage 2 sessions were also being run.
After lunch we packed up and hiked along the stunning Welshpool canal, where we saw a variety of birds, including ducks and swans, to the swimming pool. For this part we were completing our swim stage badge by showing how to enter the pool in a controlled manner and listening to the lifeguards' water safety talk. We then all had fun in the pool, Jacuzzi and going down the slide.
A fun day had by all Cubs and Leaders.
Julieann, GSL Machynlleth