Cubs in full flight as they go wild at outdoor centre

This years is the centenary of the founding of the Cub Scout movement and one of the challengers made to the youngsters was to Go Wild.

And that’s just what Cubs from packs in Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Gatehouse, Glenkens, Minigaff and Twynholm did on a visit to the Barcarole Christian Outdoor Centre at Ringford.

Heather McIntosh of the Glenkens Pack told the Gazette: “As a boy our founding father Lord Baden Powell loved the outdoor life and would often go walking, camping, fishing and tracking. He would have been proud of what the youngsters achieved by taking part in the activities on offer at the centre and putting the ‘out’ into Scouting.”

Activities included the zip wire, a 50ft tree climb, assault course, crate climbing, a rope challenge, archery, abseiling and canoeing.

Ms McIntosh added: “These were organised by fully qualified instructors and tackled with much enthusiasm. The leaders and Cubs would like to thank all the staff for giving us a fantastic fun day and to District Chairman Drew Low for his visit.”