Thursday June 11th 1987

Pack Visit to Yew Tree Farm Hanslope

After Grand Howl the Pack set off for Yew Tree Farm at Tathall End to accept Mr. Geary’s kind invitation for a visit.

Mr. Geary greeted the Pack and gave a very interesting guided tour around his Farm. We learnt about growing wheat and barley and the size of his Farm. Having showed us the inside of a Drying Grain Store and explaining how it operated we then made our way to a field containing sheep. He then told us about rearing sheep and returning to the Farm showed us the sheep dip which he would be using in a few weeks time.

Having previously showed the cub scouts the farm machinery and explained how they were used he allowed the Cub Scouts to sit in his tractors. The enjoyment of sitting in real tractors was further increased when Mr. Geary offered a can of coke to each Cub Scout.

Reluctantly we said our goodbyes to Mr. Geary as we had to return to the Headquarters before 7.30p.m. because Ian and Lee were to be Invested and Michael was transferring to the Troop.

Having invested the new Cub Scouts and said our farewells to Michael we ended our very interesting Pack Night with Grand Howl.

We wish to record our very many thanks to Mr. Geary in showing us around his farm and teaching both the Cub Scouts and Leaders some of the many things that are done on a Farm.

The Party
White Six T. Coles, G. Bannon, P. Collyer, S. Barfoot, E. Porter, W. Giffin
Green Six L. McDonald, G. Hill
Yellow Six M. Tutin, M. Goldsmith, S. Hart, E. Ashcroft, G. Homer, I. Eaglestone
Blue Six
B. Langridge, W. Monk, W. Williamson, N. Boatwright, A. Wilson, L. Parkes
Total 20

Mr. Monk helped with the Transport

Leaders Akela, Baloo, Bagheera & Kaa

Akela C.S.L.

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