Panther Pack win the double at Oxley Shield

Posted on 22 September 2018

Our Panther Cub Pack have been celebrating after winning both the 2018 Ware & District Cub Scouts’ Wildgoose Handicraft Competition and the prestigious Oxley Shield Camping Competition. With both our Cub Packs competing against Cub Packs from around the Ware area, our Jaguar pack achieved a very respectable eighth place too. 

The Oxley Shield tests the boys and girls on a wide range of camping skills, including tent pitching, cooking, fire lighting etc.. plus team work of course, over a weekend-long camp in local countryside. 

The Oxley Shield Camping Competition is the premier event in the Cub’s annual calendar and is very hard fought over, and their leaders and the rest of the Scout Group are very proud of all of the Cubs’ achievements.

For the Wildgoose competition, which takes place on the Sunday morning, the Cubs had to create a picture from natural materials. Panther’s image of a wolf’s head stole the show with its design and link to ‘Aklea’, the traditional name for Cub Leaders that is taken from the Jungle Book.


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