There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Wow! What a busy year we have had already. The Cubs have been busy learning lots of new skills to gain their badges and have enjoyed lots of fun games and outings. At the beginning of the Cub year we discovered some very keen rifle shooters in the Pack. They enjoyed an evening of rifle shooting which was a new experience for some of them! By the smile on their faces it was obvious the Cubs were proud of themselves and enjoyed the activity. At the end of the term we enjoyed the lovely sunshine with a picnic at the park.
We had a few fun evenings working on our Animal Carer badge. We looked at the basic needs required to care for animals by playing games and making posters. We played some fun games learning about their habitats and endangered species. The Cubs continued to work on their badge at home by completing a diary of how they cared for their pet during the week. We had a messy evening making bug houses and bird feed. To finish off the badge we had a trip to Pets at Home where the Cubs were able to handle the animals from fluffy bunnies to slithering snakes. The Cubs were braver than some of the Leaders!
The Cubs have also been completing their Science badge. We had a great evening of conducting experiments, making eggs float in water, fireworks in a glass, rockets and making crystals with some experiments being more successful than others. We had an evening of making marshmallow towers and competing to see whose tower was the strongest. To complete the badge, we had a sweaty evening of exercise to investigate what happens to our heart rate before, during and after exercise.
Our Christmas outing was to Air Hop. The Cubs were all very excited to get their bounce on and flip into the foam pit! They especially enjoyed playing one of their favourite games dodgeball but on trampolines! A great evening enjoyed by all!
This year the Pack has been busy completing the Disability Awareness badge. The Cubs explored the difficulties people with disabilities experience everyday through a variety of fun games. They also practiced communicating to each other through finger spelling and creating their own messages in braille. One evening the Cubs created their own game for children with disabilities and then taught the rest of the Pack how to play them. They did a fantastic job of working together and creating inclusive games that were very fun!
The Cubs have also been carrying out activities to earn their Chef badge. They learnt to identify the hazards in the kitchen, a balanced diet and the importance of hygiene in the kitchen. They enjoyed learning about how quickly germs spread through a very messy game involving moisturiser mixed with sprinkles and a lot of handshakes!
The Cubs then put their knowledge of safety and hygiene to practice by cooking pancakes. The Cubs thoroughly enjoyed cooking their own pancakes and adding as many toppings as they could fit on as possible.
In February the Pack got creative and made Valentine key rings and cards. The Cubs enjoyed making a special gift for someone and were very excited to surprise someone with it.
The Cubs have been using their team work skills to work together to complete challenges and games. They have gained a lot of confidence and have formed some great friendships!
Thank you to our Young Leader Thomas who has been a great support with running the evenings throughout the year. We look forward to another year of great fun and lots of new experiences!
Lianne Ford, Cub Scout Leader (Akela)
Craig Randall, Assistant Cub Scout Leader