“I promise that I will do my best; To do my duty to God and to the Queen; To help other people; And to keep the Cub Scout Law” – The Cubs Promise
We run two Cub Packs at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Wednesday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each pack is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and exciting programme of termly activities.
Cubs are encouraged to participate in a range of outdoor pursuits, community activities and exciting experiences. Challenge awards and badges are gained to recognise their achievements, plus they have the opportunity to attend camps and residential trips.
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The term started with teamwork and team leader activities. Wednesday Cubs put up the indoor tents, with the sixers and seconders ensuring that all their members were included and engaged. The Cubs also ironed their neckers, with the help of a parent and they played a couple of games from other countries. Friday Cubs had to build the highest Lego tower that they could with 130 pieces of Lego. The focus, concentration and team spirit was great to observe. Some of the leaders joined in the challenge too.
Both packs have started work on the Digital Maker badge. Dan Warner, a Wednesday parent, had offered to assist with this. The first session involved the Cubs thinking about whether things were digital or not. They then had to make their own moving robot using motors, batteries, switches and craft materials. The Cubs loved every minute of this and were delighted to be allowed to take their creations home. Dan then showed the Cubs a moving robot that was digitally controlled. There are two more sessions planned, which are being very eagerly awaited!
As part of our “Million Hands” project, the Cubs have been continuing to find out more about dementia. They viewed one of the Scout Association’s videos and then, Wednesday Cubs have started to create memory boxes, putting photos and memorabilia into the boxes that will hopefully stimulate conversations when we revisit Scarlet House later in the term. Melissa Briggs also visited the meeting to tell the Cubs how she collecting old computer tablets and refurbishing then to use with dementia sufferers. Friday Cubs have started to create posters asking people to donate old tablets.
A joint meeting between Beavers and Cubs was held during which four Wednesday Beavers swam up to Cubs. There followed a very exciting “Emergency Services” evening which included a visit by a Police woman and her Police van and fire officers with their fire engine. This was organised by Gemma, our Cub leader who ran the whole session very successfully.
Friday Cubs completed their Home Safety badge, looking at what to do if there is a gas or water leak or if there is a power cut at home. They thought about how to prevent accidents and how to prevent crime. They took home a list of useful emergency phone numbers.
An Astronomy weekend was held at Cranham Scout Centre which was attended by 39 Cubs and supported by a great band of leaders and parents. Various activities were completed but the most exciting part was the visit to the Planetarium, which had been set up in the main hall at Cranham.