In the railway centre, Buckingham's cubs sleep for one night!

Cub scouts from across the Buckingham area preparing for bedtime at the Bucks Railway Centre
Cub scouts from across the Buckingham area preparing for bedtime at the Bucks Railway Centre

Cub scouts from the Buckingham area enjoyed a sleepover trip to the Bucks Railway Centre in Quainton at the weekend.

The group, who were all aged eight to ten, consisted of cubs from the following units: 1st Maids Moreton Cubs, 1st Great Horwood Cubs, 1st Granborough Cubs, 1st Steeple Claydon Cubs and 1st Grendon and Edgcott Cubs.

After activities on Saturday evening which included games, creating a badge, origami and rope making the group settled down for some shut eye.

They were then woken up early on Sunday morning and enjoyed a tour of the engine sheds and museum as well as rides on a full size steam train and on the miniature railway.

The activities during the sleepover will count towards the children's adventure, outdoors and personal challenge badges plus the youngsters will have achieved their hikes away and nights away badges.

Adult volunteer Yvonne Taylor who organised the event said: “This was a first for the railway centre and they even created a badge specially for the event.

“Scouting is growing and in our area we have seen an increase of over 12% when we compare our figures against last year’s.

"Scouting provides opportunities for young people and adult volunteers to learn new skills, do activities for the first time, and have lots of fun.”

As part of the trip, the Cubs had to take their own sleeping bags and manage all their own kit throughout the stay.

The photo above was taken before bedtime with some cubs looking sleepier than others!