Milton Keynes North District Cub Scout Quiz

Thursday Jan 22nd 1987 1st Round

We set off to Stanton Middle School from the Headquarters to meet our 1st Round opponents 1st Wolverton for a 6.30p.m. start.

The team performed very well and throughout the six rounds were never behind resulting in a score of 1st Hanslope 38 points 1st Wolverton 26 points.

We returned to the Headquarters for the final minutes of the Pack Meeting in good sprits having won through to the 2nd Round


31st March 87 Qualifying Date

David Mortimor Green Six 8 years old
Lee McDonald Green Six 9 years old
Tait Coles White Six 9 years old
Edwin Cox Capt. Blue Six 10 years old

Leader Akela

Monday Jan 26th 1987

2nd Round

Our opponents were to be Neath Hill and the venue 5th Newport Pagnell Headquarters. The match was at 7.30p.m. and after the first round we found ourselves in the lead. However we managed to allow Neath Hill to lead us in the next rounds. Going into the 6th and final round we were 4 points adrift. The team pulled their socks up for a final effort which resulted in an exciting win by one point. 1st Hanslope 30 points Neath Hill 29 points.

We arrived home about 8.45p.m. happy that we had reached the Semi-Finals

Team as the 1st Round

Leader Akela

Tuesday Feb 3rd 1987

Semi Final

We arrived at the 1st Olney Scout Headquarters to play our match against 1st Stony Stratford in the Semi Finals. The Quiz started at 7.50p.m. and we took the lead after the first round but found ourselves just behind going into the 4th round. The team then put their minds to the task and won the match 31½ points to 27½.

The team efforts in reaching the Finals were rewarded with bags of chips on the journey home and we arrived home in excellent spirits at 9.15p.m. We had reached the District Final v 1st Olney.

Team As the previous Rounds

Leader Akela

Monday Feb 9th 1987


We arrived at Stanton Middle School to play 1st Olney in the District Final of the Cub Scout Quiz. This was the first time the Pack had reached the Final since Baloo and Akela had been Leaders in 1st Hanslope Pack and so we were all proud of the achievement.

1st Olney had brought along their whole Pack as well as parents and with the host pack, Stantonbury, being present the hall was quite full. The first two rounds were very close but the next three rounds saw 1st Olney forge ahead into a commanding lead. The team made a last effort in the last round to close the gap but despite high scoring found themselves losing the Final by 22½ points to 20.

The Quiz Shield was presented to 1st Olney by the A.D.C.S.

Both teams must be congratulated on their performance in the Final which turned out to be a struggle for both teams having to contend with a large audience, some difficult questions and Question Master who found the job difficult and got in more muddles than the Cub Scouts.

We wished 1st Olney the best of luck in the Regional Rounds and to bring the County Trophy back to Milton Keynes North District.

The team returned home, disappointed but consoling themselves that they had ‘done their best’ and that you can learn as much from losing as winning.

David Mortimor
Lee McDonald
Tait Coles
Edwin Cox

Leaders Akela & Baloo

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