My name is Aoife Hannon and I’m a cub in the CuChulainn Troop in Malahide Sea Scouts. During the lockdown, like everyone else we did loads of Zoom meetings because we couldn’t meet up face to face. We also had to do challenges and tasks. We made Easter cards for the people in a Nursing home and we kept a Good Deeds diary. As soon as lockdown finished, the first proper activity that we did was kayaking. As it was summer time, we spent the summer doing water activities including boogie boarding, kayaking and surfing. Unfortunately we could not do sailing due to social distancing. We also did a hike because that’s what cubs do. We have not yet been back in the Den since lockdown due to the risk of contamination and close quarters but I hope that we can go back soon and play some of our favourite games like pelting the leaders in Dodgeball ! Some of us are leaving this year, including myself, and moving to Scouts. We have been working on our Chief Scout Award and to do this we must earn a lot of badges by doing many activities which will give us useful skills for life. Normally we do these at our meetings and do them as a group but, because of Covid -19, we have had to do them by ourselves. Thanks to our leader, Eoin, we were able to do lots of these tasks at home and send videos or pictures of what we achieved as proof. Our parents had to help a lot too. Now we are having all our activities outdoors so we have been to the beach many times and to the castle also. Covid-19 has been a very hard time for being a scout but I am grateful that we are getting through it and I hope that we will all be able to act as normal again very soon.