In the Community

Date started: 24 May 2012
Date completed: 24 May 2012
Number of Cubs: 28

Challenge Report
We spent our Pack meeting at Kidlington Fire Station with the Kidlington Red Watch. As it was such lovely weather they moved their vehicles outside and we split into two groups for a tour. All of the Cubs were shown both the fire engine and the rescue vehicle and were able to find out about all of the equipment carried on board. They learnt about the way in which the breathing apparatus works, and how the fire fighters keep track of how much oxygen they have left. They also learnt about their movement sensitive alarms and heard what happens if you keep still for too long! We saw their high powered cutting equipment and also had a look at their brand new, very clean uniforms. The Cubs tried out some rescue techniques, throwing a line bag to drowning Cub Scouts and Leaders, and also learnt how to correctly roll and unroll a hose jet (one of the hardest bits was getting the gloves on and off!) Unfortunately the hose pipe ban meant that we weren't allowed to try out the hoses for ourselves (it would have been a great way to cool off!) but we had a fantastic time and learnt loads about some people who do a very important job in our local community.