Cubs Swimming Gala 2013
On Saturday 16th March Donyngs in Redhill saw the district swimming gala for 2013 take place.
As always the 9th Reigate had a large team that had spent the last two meetings brushing up on their water skills. We have had mixed fortunes in this event over the years, but it has traditionally been dominated by a few groups.
We entered all of the cubs events, and kept our heads held high throughout.
Float race (3 cubs) heat 3 2nd place
Short relay (2 cubs) heat 1 2nd place
diving race (1 cub) heat 2 5th place
long relay (4 cubs) heat 3 2nd place
2 lengths (1 cub) heat 1 4th place
The overall event was of a very high standard and after the scores were added up we finished a very respectable joint 9th place.
Once the serious business was over The cubs enjoyed the yearly mayhem of an open pool for a short time, before leaving the pool and heading home tired but happy.
Thanks go out the the leaders for overseeing the event.
Guess the Leader...
A game similar to where's Wally.....
Answers on a post card please!
Monty The Mountain Dog
On 15/11/2012 Ray and Monty ( a mountain rescue dog) came to visit the 9th Reigate beavers. Ray explained to the beavers the good work of the blue cross and how to correctly behave around dogs. All the beavers were able to give Monty lots of strokes and a good time was had by all.
Although, im not sure Monty was quite so excited as the boys as he did keep falling asleep!!!
Beavers Spooky Walk
For the last meeting before half term our Beavers went on a spooky walk.
The boys & girls dressed up complete with face masks to mark their Halloween celebrations. A good time was had by all.
The 9th Reigate were celebrating again for the second time in two weeks (see report on football competition below) after once more claiming victory in the District Go-Kart Competition. The 9th Reigate last won the competition in 2010 as reported here.
This year the event was held at Yattenden school in Horley on their larger, flatter and safer course than in previous years. That is not to say that there were no thrills and spills, but the inherent dangers of children pushing karts as fast as they could was much reduced by restricting the competitors to 4 lanes instead of the congested 5 lanes and improving the corners. Our team managed to skilfully avoid any incidents - the practice paid off! The competition attracted 15 cub packs from Reigate district with an interesting variety of Go Karts and a vocal group of parents and supporters.