The cubs set off on their overnight camp to Pinewood Resort at Karjat on the 24th of February with their Cub Master and scouters Gabriel Tuscano, Ms.Natasha Gonsalves, Mr.Stevence Pereira, Ms. Winsome-Mary Samson, Ms.Neysa D’Souza, Ms.Nicole Gomes, Ms.Elita Dias and Mr. Jestin D’Mello. Two medical staff joined the cubs on the Cub Camp as well.
On reaching Pinewood Resort at 10am,each pack was allotted their dormitories. Immediately they were asked to change into their swimming costumes and they made a dash for the pool which was welcome relief from the blazing heat. After a sumptuous lunch and a good rest the boys engaged in team building and skill based games like The Flying Dutchman and Foot & Nose Relay organised by the scouters.
In the evening the new recruits for the year were invested. What a proud moment it was for them! Dinner was followed by Red Flower that is the Cub Camp Fire. The boys performed short skits prepared by themselves to bring out the message of ‘Respect for Our Elders’. Star Gazing was the last activity for the day. It ended with a good night’s rest.
The next day began with a trek through the village of Karjat and the Baden Powell exercises who is the founder of the Cub Movement. After a delicious, healthy breakfast, the boys engaged in fun adventure activities like Rock Climbing, Rappling,Tarzan Swing and Low Rope Walk. The cubs ate a good lunch and returned back to school with happy memories.
FR. (DR.) FRANCIS SWAMY, S.J.,
P R I N C I P A L