Friday, March 28, 2008

Kaleidoscope of Cubbing

It is still school holidays here in South Africa so I thought I would just post some fabulous photos!
This photo was taken on a Cub Camp where we had go-cart races. We put the cubs into their Sixes and they had to push their friends around a track - great fun!

This is absolutely awesome and the Cubs thought this was the best thing since sliced bread! We did these photos when Harry Potter was the rage. As you can see we taught all the Cubs how to fly! If you would like to know the secret, leave me a comment below and I will be sure to let you know how we did this!

At Kontiki each year, the Cubs have to do a "Beaver Challenge". That particular year - the theme was Harry Potter - and here the 3 leaders are dressed up in costume.
On the right of the picture you can see matchboxes that have been painted black and stuck together. The cub had to push one matchbox in, answer a question that was inside of that box and he would win a prize.
We also had another table where cubs could make their very own magic wand - typically Harry Potter style.

The magic of omelettes in a bag! ..... and so much fun for the Cubs!
We did this on a camp for breakfast and the Cubs loved it!
Let me know if you would like more information.
Our one programme theme was Mount Everest - and here you can see the Cubs in Action. A net was erected in the cub hall and the cubs had to climb to the top and back down again .... and as you know this is what the Cubs enjoy!

On another camp in Arrowe Park we made fishing rods. The crabs in the dam just LOVE biltong .... they are true South African crabs!
Biltong - for those that do not know is a South African delicacy of dried and spiced meat.

Now this is also a fun activity to do on camp!
Cut a banana in half lengways, place 2 Marshmallows on top of the banana and you can put some chocolate sprinkles in as well but these make it very, very sweet.
Wrap this up in tin-foil making sure that you leave enough tin foil on the edges to twist to form handles to go over the edge of the shoe-box.
In a shoe-box place 2 x tea-lights under each banana roll and light.
Every 2 minutes turn the banana roll.
After about 20 - 30 minutes blow out tea lights and carefully open the tin foil. Be very careful as these can burn.
They are delicious!
Such a lovely photo!
Our 2 singing Cubs!

This is an annual event for the Scouts - river rafting down the Sabie River.
As both of my boys are scouts (one has just become a Springbok Scout!) and I am Akela, it is always good to join in on these activities....... and needless to say EXTREME FUN!
Depending on the flow of the river it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours from start to finish - gently gliding down to going over some quite awesome rapids.
If you have any queires, or would like to know how to make something, or want to find out about an activity or an idea, please let me know.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy


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  2. Anonymous2:00 AM

    Yes please! I would love to know the secret to flying!