Sunday Feb 17th 1985

Visit to Loughton Valley Park

1st Hanslope Cub Scouts at Loughton Valley Park
1st Hanslope Cub Scouts at Loughton Valley Park

Met at 9.15 a.m. Headquarters

After arriving at Loughton Valley Park we walked through the Park which was covered in ice and snow. We climbed a small hill to view the Park from a higher vantage point, where the four lakes could easily be seen. Having walked to the northern entrance to the Park, Baloo explained the system to prevent the valley becoming a flood hazard to the adjacent A5 road and railway.
We then proceeded to walk over a footbridge to the Central Milton Keynes Railway Station. The Pack was allowed access to the platform by a considerate Ticket Collector and we were able to see a train arrive and depart. After leaving the Station we walked past the Bus Station and returned to the Park.
Having returned to the entrance we then organized a game of football in the snow. A hectic game ensued being controlled by an inconsistent referee named Baloo, but despite Bagheera changing sides to try and make the final score more even, White/Green Sixes came out worthy winners.
After an enjoyable and interesting morning ramble in the snow we returned to the Headquarters at 12.45 p.m.

The Party
White Six S. Cook, L. Payne, O. Sawbridge
Yellow Six A. Turvey, N. Brett, N. Trodd
Blue Six S. Goodman, J. Monk, C. Scriven, M. Wylde, D. Boss
Total 15

Leaders: Akela, Baloo, Bagheera and Myles with Mr. Monk helping with the transport

Akela C.S.L.

Written by Akela - (Robin Coles) - Cub Scout Leader