“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.
Cubs Half Termly Blog…
During June, both packs worked on their Animal Carer badge. A “Bring a Pet” evening was held – a wide variety of pets visited and the Cubs enjoyed finding out about them and how to look after them.
Both packs went fishing at Gardner’s Pool in Saul. Ron Hartell, a leader from Severnside Scout Group, kindly ran two brilliant sessions where the Cubs were able to catch a large number of fish. A competition was held between the sixes to see which had the heaviest total catch.
Wednesday Cubs revisited Finn’s Way to complete observations of the changes to the flowers and trees. A minibeast hunt was also completed as well as an investigation of the minibeast hotel and the fungi that were growing on the dead wood. Everywhere was exceedingly dry when Friday Cubs completed their minibeast hunt. It was a challenge to find any living creature except for spiders!
Friday Cubs enjoyed a film night, which was organised by the Scouts who were fundraising for the World Scout Jamboree.
Both packs completed their Chef’s badge, making burgers and S’mores – marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits. This American theme was going to be followed up with a talk from the Scouts who are attending the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in USA. However, the World Cup football resulted in plans being changed. A water party was held instead at an earlier time so that everyone could return home in time for the football. Given the very hot weather, Friday Cubs held a water party too.
The last week of term was held at Penn Wood, where the Cubs had a great time working together building shelters in the woods. Friday Cubs were able to test their shelters for their water-proofing qualities as it rained rather heavily during the evening. Summer Camp followed the Friday Cub meeting. Once the rain had passed over, the weather was hot and sunny. Saturday was spent in Bristol – firstly at Blaise Castle where the Cubs walked to the top of the hill to see the castle and then they played in the play area. After lunch, the Cubs visited Mojo Active where they took part in high ropes activities, bubble football, football golf and they clambered over an assault course. On Sunday, the Cubs made kites, went geocaching and helped to take tents down.