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Cubs Go Capital 2013

posted 23 Mar 2013, 12:46 by Jonathan Chicken
A Capital City Adventure For Cub Scouts

On  Friday 1 November  we set off in the morning on an epic experience specially suited to Cubs aged 8-10 years old. We'll travel by coach, with on board games, music, films and fun. We'll stop regularly over the six hour journey.
We'll arrive at our accommodation, the Youth Hostel Association's
Holland Park Hostel in Kensington. We'll settle into our rooms, have tea and then head out by coach into Central London, walking from Buckingham Palace, down the Mall to Trafalgar Square. We'll walk past Downing Street, into Parliament Square before crossing Westminster Bridge to meet our coach on the South Bank near the London Eye.

On Saturday, we plan to visit the Science Museum where we’ll visit Launch pad which is packed with over 50 interactive exhibits, plus electrifying shows and lively demos! 
Later, we’ll visit the Natural History Museum to discover the gentle giants and bloodthirsty hunters that roamed the Earth and see the dinosaurs too.

After our evening meal we’re off on our coach into the West End to see the award winning new musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, showing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

On Sunday, we pack our bags, and head out by coach around London’s sights with an accredited Blue Badge Guide who’ll take us around the famous landmarks, giving us a commentary about London's rich past, present and future.

Finally, we finish with the highlight of the weekend, a flight on The EDF London Eye.

We leave London by 2.00pm, making our way home by mid-evening. What a weekend!!

How We Manage Safety

Safety is at the heart of what we do. Families should be reassured that our adult team are
 experienced in events such as this and that our systems for managing safety are well refined. The use of our own coaches allows us to travel together without using public transport and a planned adult:child ratio of at least 1:6 ensures that cubs are closely supervised. Cubs will share single-sex rooms of 6-10 beds each in the vicinity of leaders' rooms. Our accommodation is secure and cubs will be roomed in dormitories with electronic access cards for blocks and rooms. Adult leaders'. 

We will share our progress during travel and our activity programme via social media and using our website allowing families to keep in touch with our highlights and progress.


Date: Friday 1 November - Sunday 3 November 2013
Cost: £160 how to pay
Accommodation: Full Board, YHA, Holland Park, Kensington
Travel: Executive Coaches, toilets, air-conditioning, DVD
Leader in Charge: Jonathan Chicken (District Commissioner)
Places: 90 (76 Cubs + 12 Leaders + 2 Drivers)
Meeting for Parents and Carers: Wednesday 2nd October 2013 6.30pm. where

Book Your Place

Book your place by clicking this link

Until 28th March, bookings will be allocated proportionally between our cub packs. Once that initial allocation is filled, families will receive an email explaining that we'll be releasing more places shortly. This ensures that all cub packs have a fair chance to attend this popular trip.

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