26th Swaythling Cubs visit London
Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2015
26th Swaythling Cub Scouts were invited to join 2nd and 4th Newbury Cubs on their trip to London this March. 6 cubs and 3 leaders got up early that Saturday morning to catch the train. The Underground was an adventure. We arrived at the Science Museum 5 minutes early which was quite some feat!
After the Science Museum we headed across to have our photos taken at 10 Downing St (where a mysterious man behind the door handed out postcards of Larry the cat for all). The behaviour of the cubs was impeccable – but then the guards were holding guns!
Onwards to The Lord Amory our scout ship hotel for the night and a well earned Macdonalds in Greenwich, walking back part of the way through the tunnel under the Thames.
After a cosy night and cooked breakfast it was on to The Imperial War Museum and a picnic lunch. After a friendly hat chase around the park it was a sad goodbye to our new friends before 26th squeezed in another Museum – The Natural History this time to say a farewell to Dippy the dinosaur who is soon to be replaced by a whale.
We were all exhausted by the time we got home. Akela was the only one who managed to get lost the whole trip (though she still maintains it was the others that got lost – she knew where she was the whole time!)