Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pow Wow - 2006

Not only is Cubbing a whole lot of fun for the cubs but it is great lot of fun for the leaders as well. Every two years a National Pow Wow is held somewhere in South Africa. This year Durban was lucky enough to host this event.

This is the Gauteng contingent - well over 40 delegates.

The theme was HERITAGE and at the banquet at the end of the weekend, each province has to do a skit. Here is Gauteng doing the Gum Boot Dance which is a traditional dance that the black miners did many years back to "talk" to each other in code so that the white bosses would not understand.

A visit to the iShaka Water World and Aquarium was certainly a rewarding and most beautiful experience. Dolphins certainly have a special place in my heart. This is Ruth and myself inside the aquarium.

A collection of coral.

An evening of fun and games! Here some of the leaders - apple bobbing!

Some craft work - making animal puppets.

And finally.... what would going to Durban be without taking a trip to the beach! Nevermind that the wind was howling and gusting! As you can see these fearless Gautengers waded in the water and took a gentle "stroll" up the beach and back while others waited patiently in the restaurants or any availble shetler they could find!

Pow Wow is certainly not to be missed. It is a time to make new friends as well as renew old friendships; it is a time of laughter and fun while learning and sharing new ideas and skills to bring home to the pack to teach the cubs.

The next Pow Wow takes place in Cape Town in May 2008 - see you all there!

Akela Joy

Friday, September 15, 2006

Kite Flying - 15th September

A wonderful time was had by all this Friday! It was a fairly windy day - perhaps not quite windy enough to fly kites but the cubs tried!
Here we have Martin and Jonathan colouring in their soon-to-be kites.

Completed kites by Thomas and James.

Another compled kite - this time by Jared.

Flying "high".
Just a reminder that it is school holidays from the 22nd September. There will be no Pack Meeting on the 22nd September and we will resume our Pack Meetings when school starts again next term.
Happy Cubbing
Akela Joy

Monday, September 04, 2006

Swiss Family Robinson Camp 2006

I cannot explain to you the fun, excitement and pure exhileration the boys and girls have experienced this weekend. What a joy it is to be a Cub Scout!
The Swiss Family Robinson really enjoyed the company of the Benoni District Cubs and right from the start it was action packed with games, boat rides, treehouse building, fishing, fireworks, search and rescue work by trained dogs, campfire and much, much more!
But they first had to find shelter and here we have a few of the cubs putting up their tents!
They always have fun fishing in the dam and here we have some keen fishermen!

Having fun crossing the suspension bridge that led to the treehouse - this was a huge success for both Cubs and Akelas!
Nothing would be complete if we did not have campfire patches to sew onto our campfire blankets!
It was time to take the long journey home and leave the island behind. Here is the team getting ready to sail....
..... and the 9th Benoni team.
Balloo, Akela, Nishlan, Shane, Thoriso, Keagan and Dean.
Join us again next week when we will take you on another cubbing adventure with 9th Benoni Bambanani.
Akela Joy