Friday, November 23, 2007

Cub Cricket - 23 November 2007

Today we had a fun sporty type of programme! The cubs enjoyed a game of "cricket with a difference!"

Group photo of our little darlings!

Aren't they just precious!

Taking a good swing

Oops! ... and he is out!

..... and so is he.

Having fun - like boys do!

And here they are learning all about theirEmergency Kits.... what to put into an Emergency Kit, what phone numbers to have, etc.

I thought I would add this beautiful photo of the dam at our hall.
As I have said before, we are very priviledged to have such beautiful grounds.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Saturday, November 17, 2007

6th Benoni Cub Pack

Tonight I had the opportunity to visit 6th Benoni Cub Pack. What a wonderful pack this is - full of enthusiam and spirit!
The theme for their programme was "the patron saints" and the first one they learnt about was St Patrick. Being from Ireland, it is traditional that everyone wears green on the 17th March. It is believed that he chased out all the snakes from Ireland and so the cubs played a game called "catch the snake" just after the opening.

The other two saints they learnt about were Saint Christopher and Saint Anthony. Saint Christopher - the saint of travel and Saint Anthony the saint to pray to should you lose anything.

This was one of the Memory Games the cubs played. A number of items are placed on the floor (same amount as there are cubs). Example: pen, glue, scissors, battery, torch etc. Cubs may look at them for approximately 30 seconds. Then their caps are placed over the items and these are arranged in a cirlce. Divide the pack into two teams. Team A nominates someone from Team B to find the 'scissors'. If he gets it correct, he may take it and gets 1 point. Then Team B nominates someone from Team A to find the 'glue' or whatever item; and so it goes on.
They loved this game and had so much fun when they actually found the correct item!

One of the Cubs updating the Progress Chart.
Till next Time
Keep cubbing
Akela Joy

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Leaders Skill Day - 10 November

Approximately 75 Pack Scouters and Pack Helpers descended on Gilwell Florida here in Johannesburg to add to their vast knowledge and learn a few more ideas to take back to their own Packs.
Many brilliant ideas were put forward in games, craft work, compass work, puzzles, golf, ... to name just a few. Here the Pack Scouters are having fun making a Toucan Bird Feeder.The Knotting Base - by the Sea Captain himself!

Little pine cone bird.

The craft ladies in action

Pirates of the Caribbean - compass work

The South African Flag - with a difference!
The Jungle Book - a wealth of ideas!

.... and a beautiful mask to make!

The static base told us all about the new Interest Badges that had been introduced as well as other interesting facts like "World Thinking Day"
Brilliant ideas will now be taken back to each Pack in the Area.
Email me if you would like any of these ideas for your Pack.
Till Next Time
Keep Cubing
Akela Joy

Homecraft Badge - 9th November 2007

Today was real "housekeeping" day at 9th Benoni! The Cubs were getting set for their Homecraft Interest Badge.

We are very priviledged at 9th Benoni to have such beautiful and well maintained grounds both at the hall and at Arrowe Park. Here our Cubs are listening to instructions for their Steam Release Game from our Group Scouter, Mr Shane Gardiner.

To make sure our Cubs know how to set that Christmas Party table, we pre-set one to show them one of the correct ways to set a table.

.... and just look how well they did! Well done to our guys - you did such a stunning job.

Cleaning that dirty brass!

And washing the dishes!
The cubs also ironed their scarves and sewed a button.
At home, to complete the Interest Badge, the Cubs will have to make their beds and bring a note to Akela.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Friday, November 02, 2007

3rd Impala - Boksburg

The Jungle Book follows the ups and downs of the man-cub Mowgli as he journeys through life in the jungle, making friends with the wise panther Bagheera whilst trying to escape the ruthless tiger Shere Khan. Along the way, he meets unforgettable friends and foes including the hypnotic snake Kaa and the loveable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli the true meaning of friendship.
Fun and excitement for all at every turn!
Kaa the ssssnake happened to sssslither in.

I visited 3rd Impala in Boksburg today and a whole jungle of animals awaited me! From snakes, to bears and panthers to beautiful girls and even a little man cub!

.... and here are they.
Let me introduce you to them!
This is Bagheera the Panther and Mowgli the 'man cub'

.... Bagheera the Panther.....
Just look at that tail!

Wow! Isn't she just gorgeous!
This is Messua from the village

... and here Akela Kate is teaching them a new song.

The Jungle Bunch
Till nex Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Cub Progrmme - 2 November

Another fun programme - from start to finish!

After our forman opening.....
...we played a quick game (with water) which the cubs love.

Two of our Leaping Wolf cubs are busy writing an article on what they did last week Saturday at the 'Catch-Up' Day held at the hall.
Some monkeys in the tree!

Is that a Figure-of-Eight?

Nearly there..... let's try again!

.... and the Bowline goes like this....
Till nex Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy