Saturday, November 25, 2006

End of Term Party - 24th November 2006

This was out last meeting for the year and we had a most enjoyable time at the Wimpy Roadhouse - bar the rain that came pelting down!
Akela Joy with 9th Benoni Cub Pack

Thoriso, Jerome and James - having fun!

Matthew and Martin de Jager deciding on what they are going to order!

Till next week - keep Cubbing.

Akela Joy

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

1st Southern Suburbs - Cub Pack

I spent a Friday afternoon last week with 1st Southern Suburbs. They have 30 cubs - not all invested as yet - and we had a good time together.
This is their Pack with Akela standing in the background on the right and Rikki on the left.

A great group of girls!

and a very lively bunch of boys!

1st Southern Suburbs is in desperate need of second-hand uniforms. Should you have any that they can use please drop me an email on

Till next time

Akela Joy

Remembrance Day - 11th November 2006

We remembered those who had fallen in World War 1 by taking part in the Armistice Day parade held at the Benoni Town Hall on Sunday 12th November. Scouts and Cubs from the District were present.
9th Benoni Greayspear Scouts

Laying the SA Scouting Association wreath at the Cenotaph - a representative from each branch of scouting - Land Scouts, Air Scouts and Sea Scouts.

Till next time

Akela Joy

Saturday, November 11, 2006

1st Kibler Park Sea Scouts

I spent this Friday with a lovely cub pack in Kibler Park.
What a great group of cubs and I spent a super afternoon with them.

Group photo

Just look at these stunning Christmas Cards these Cubs were making for their parents.

This is a "New Chum" - a lovely little girl - with such a special smile and a very loving heart.

Till next time - keep cubbing.

Akela Joy

10th October 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

1st Mondeor

The Pharoahs were calling today!
I visited 1st Mondeor Cub Pack in the south of Johannesburg where six delightful cubs had great fun visiting and learning more about Egypt from their much loved Raksha.

1st Mondeor Cub Pack
Raksha on the left with Akela on the right.
Samantha at the back
and all the cub scouts!

Making their very own cartouche!

Doing some fancy hieroglyphics.. I wonder what they were saying!

.... and you can imagine how much fun this was!

This was a wonderful programme and everyone had a good time.

Till next time ... keep cubbing!

Akela Joy

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Guy Fawkes - 3rd November 2006

This was certainly a campfire to remember! ..... a floating campfire! But let me start from the beginning.
The cubs joined the scouts for a fun "guy fawkes" programme. The evening started off with the cubs trying to catch "rockets" that the scouts were shooting up. This is a bottle half filled with water, inverted into a contraption and air pumped into it with a pump. Eventually it just shoots off ..... the cubs love this activity.
Each cub then had a sparkler to light while the scouts got the fireworks display ready in Arrow Park. We watched as the rockets were set off, one by one, illuminating the dark night sky with their beautiful colours.
Floating campfire.

A trip in a million..

Cubs were loaded onto boats and paddled across the dam to Arrow Park where the floating campfire was waiting for us. You can just imagine how excited all the cubs were!

Lighting sparklers

Cubs catching the "water bottle rocket"

Until next week.... keep cubbing

Akela Joy