Saturday, July 26, 2008

Where are the Clowns? 25th July 2008

One of our "New Chums" was invested today.....
...... and it is always special to have one of the parents put their cap on their head.

New Chum and Akela saluting the Pack.

Our theme during this pack meeting was "Clowning Around".
Our Steam Release game was great fun whereby cubs were paired off and had to stand back to back in relay formation. On the whistle, they had to run to a pre-determined mark and back.

Our 2nd quick game entailed the cubs running around and on the whistle they had to stop dead still but pull a "clown face"
The cubs loved this!

Our craft for the day was making these gorgeous balancing clowns.

The cubs first of all coloured in the pictures of the clowns. Stuck them to thick cardboard and placed coins at the bottom where the clown's hands are.

As you can see, they balance perfectly!

Dancing Clowns!

Here the Clowns were walking the tightrope - blindfolded!

Doing it a different way.....

A Pack of Clowns!
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Knights in Shining Armour!

Hello there - it is so good to be back after so many weeks holiday!
This week our theme was "Knights in Shining Armour"

Our Steam Release game was a quick "stick in the mud" game whereby the Knights had to ride around on their horses being chased by commoners.

We then went straight in making shields and swords.

The shields are very simple to make - cardboard cut 30cm x 30cm and shaped into a shield. We spray-painted these silver and black on the front.
As you can see handles were made out of cardboard and pasted onto the back of the shield.

Dragon pictures were printed and the cubs could choose which dragon they wanted on their shield. This they cut out and pasted onto the shield.

The swords were made with bamboo cut to about 60cm long. We also took a coke bottle and cut off the top section and then "threaded" the bambdoo through the lid of the bottle. This gave a handle effect.

Our Knights in shining armour!

This red dragon seemed to be the most popular!

Showing off their stunning shields and swords.

Cubs just do not stand still for 2 seconds - going wild!

Doing what Knights do best!

..... and some more......

Pull, ..... pull, ..... pull !

It doesn't always go according to plan!

Then we changed it a bit which added a touch of excitement. Each team had to stand at their side of the rope. On the "go" signal they had to swap sides, pick up the rope and pull. This was great fun!

We then went into Instruction and "my" Leaping Wolves were doing the Knotting Board.

The beginnings of a great looking knotting board.

..... and the Cheetahs planted some flowers!

As I drove home at 18h15, I noticed that the moon was full - looking spectacular. This is a photo taken over my side wall, and over the neighbours house - but you can still see the stunning sight!
Today we also started reading our book "My Side of the Mountain" - on which I will base our Pack Camp in October.
Just a reminder:
Hike at Rietvlei on the 9th August.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Holidays are almost over and we start Cubbing again next week Friday - 18th July - yipee!

Our Leaping Wolves have to do a knotting display as part of their advancement and this week this is what we will be doing. It is a simple display yet very effective.
Take a polystyrene meat tray (very cheap) and tie and position the 10 knots onto it and label.
The only change I would make it to use coloured string as it will be more visible.
If you have any ideas, let me know and I will gladly publish them on the blog.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Programme for New Term

Term prograame

You can also email me if you would like me to email you a copy.
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy