Making it up!
As well as plans falling through for cubs tonight we also had a bit of a leader crisis with all my experienced pairs of hands vanished for one reason or another meaning cubs was run by me, a 15 year old Explorer Scout and 2 students who have been to cubs 8 times between them. So we pretty much made it up as we went along and, as so often happens it was one of the best nights we've had in ages.
It was brilliant! Loads of noise, loads of fun, loads of mess and of course the obligatory wide game in the dark on a field like Ypres circa 1917 and a casualty rate to match, 3 bumped heads, a cut finger and a touch of frost bite between the 29 of them there. Only fly in the ointment were two little horrors who are treading a tight rope. One is a probationary seconder who will not be getting his stripes based on tonight's performance.
Next week we have something completely different. My most experienced assistant is very pregnant and she and her mid wife are running an evening all about pregnancy. Now don't worry we are not teaching 9 year olds about the birds and the bees, more something a bit more practical, like how to help pregnant women and listening to a baby's heart beat. No idea how it will go but I'm looking forward to it!