Our District Cycle Rally was held on Saturday 16th June. We had a great turn-out and the cubs had a marvelous time riding around the Korsman's Bird Sanctuary in Benoni. One lap around the sanctuary was nearly 3 km! .... and some of the cubs completed 11 laps. We are so proud of them!
We have attached a number of photos for you to browse through...
The Winners for the day were:
Cheetah Cup : 4th Benoni
Leopard Cup : 4th Benoni
Lion Cup : 9th Benoni
Overall Winner : 4th Benoni
Well done to all the cubs and friends that made this day so enjoyable.
I thought it might be good to sometimes put an idea on the blog for all the Leaders out there! A Guider colleague of mine made up this "heart basket" and presented it to me with a few biscuits - really cute. An idea would be to make it for Father's Day with some fudge or nuts or even some biltong inside. Enjoy!
Today in the Jungle we learnt about Red Flower - the fire!Fire is very dangerous! and here the cubs are making sure they avoid the fire!
The cubs stand in a cirlce while the leader swings a bottle around on the end of a rope while the cubs jump over it.
While telling the cubs the story of the Red Flower, they learnt that Mowgli had to get the Red Flower from the Village. Cubs were blindfolded and lay on the floor around a lit candle. A chosen cub had to take an unlit candle and work his way to the centre to light his candle without being heard. If heard, the cub must put out his hand.
With our fire we decided to do some cooking ..... in a shoebox! We made delicious bananas and marshmallows!
Our little oven!
Cubs preparing their feast!
While their food was cooking, the Lions checked that they knew all the safety rules for fire.
Making sure of Fire Safety.
The Cheetahs were learning to tell the time.....
while the Leopards were learning what to do in an Emergency.
Before we get started, let me explain what our "funny money" is. Each week our cubs bring along with them a little bit of their pocket money. This money is collected and counted and goes towards a worthy cause. After this meeting we counted what was in this bottle and it totalled a wopping R295. With this money we have purchased stationery for the poor - as part of our National Cub Challenge. This week we learnt about Kaa's Hunting expedition. A game that we played was that all cubs sit in a circle and one cub who represents Kaa who has a "tail" tied onto him, runs on the outside. He taps someone on the shoulder and they must chase Kaa until caught. If caught, they become Kaa.... and so on.
Kaa got extremely hungry and he agreed to go to the Cold Lairs to help rescue Mowgli but first he need to shed some skin to make space for all the monkeys he was going to eat!
He the cubs are shedding their skin.
While we were busy in the Cold Lairs, our partners were trying to be like Chil and learn to fly!
1st Benoni - next door - were having fun on the aerial runway.