What started out as a regular camp booking a few months ago turned into a once in a lifetime experience for the Cub Scouts of Purple Cub Pack when they were able to experience the excitment of the Tour de France cycle race.

The weekend camp started on the Friday night with rain!  Luckily the indoor accomodation provided the shelter to prepare a giant flag that would be flown at the race on the Sunday.

The sunshine was a welcoming site the following morning which gave the Cubs the opportunity to take part in some fun games, tracking and archery.  This was followed after lunch by an opportunity to play in the Hebden Beck River where the Cubs also enjoyed an ice lolly followed by activities relating to the Naturalist Activity Badge.

A BBQ tea preceeded a camp fire led in great style by Akela before watching a film to wind down for the evening.

The excitment was in the air on the Sunday morning as the Cubs prepared to watch the Tour de France in the afternoon.

A picnic lunch was packed and the Cubs looking smart in their uniforms made their way on foot to Pecket Well near to Hebden Bridge to take up position to watch the race.

The Cubs were entertained during the wait by the Tour de France “caravan” and numerous passing sponsors vehicles the Police and Gendarmes.

Flags and loud cheers rang out when the cyclist passed by with their various backup vehicles.  We are sure they appreciated the support from the enthusistic Cubs.

Back at Hebden Hey Scout Camp Site, the Cubs finished their packing and left site having witnessed one of the greatest sporting events on earth.

See our Facebook Album for more photos from the weekend and the YouTube Video to see the Cubs cheer on the Tour de France cyclists.

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