Friday, December 11, 2009

Sixer Council Meeting - 4th December 2009

We held a very successful Sixer Council Meeting last week Friday where all the new Sixers received a special little card from Akela.
We chatted about their roles as leaders as well as what their duties would be each week.

Some wonderful suggestions came forward for new games to play as well as outings that they would like to go on. So all in all, a most enjoyable time was had by all.

Till next year
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Friday, December 04, 2009

Wimpy 2009 Outing - 4th December

Today was our term outing to the Wimpy Roadhouse. This has now become a tradition and every year this time, you will find us all there!
Below are some random photos of our wonderful cub scouts having a glorious time.

A wizz on the trampolene - doing double back somersaults!

Could these possibly be 2 little angels!

Faces with naughtiness written all over them!!

Lindsay will be moving shortly to Balito (KZN) - so if anyone knows of a cub pack in Balito, please let me know.

Well another year of cubs has ended - I can't believe how quickly these years are passing by!
I hope you have all enjoyed this time with us. Remember if there is every anything you would like to find out about cub scouting, or any ideas you need, just drop me an email and I will gladly assist where I can.
Even Santa Claus is a scout and on his trip round the world he popped into 9th Benoni!

One of my cubs who recently went up to scouts was invested.

Saluting the troop.

.... and another one of my cubs was also invested into the troop.

Well done to both Jordan and Andrea.
We know you are going to love being in the Troop.

As is normal in any Troop, once the scouts reach 18 they no longer are scouts as such. Hayley, Michelle and Graham are all nearing that time, and here they are being presented with a 9th Benoni trophy of appreciation for their dedication and commitment during their time with us. We hope to see them back shortly as leaders.
Till next Time
(mid January 2010)
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Friday, November 27, 2009

Taxi Trip - 27th November 2009

Our theme today was transport on the taxi! and here in Gauteng we have millions of taxis!
Next week we will be having a Sixer Council meeting at the Wimpy in Lakeside with all the Sixers and Seconds.
We gave each Sixer a chance to chat to his Six and find out a little bit more about what they would like to do next term; what games they enjoy playing and perhaps if they could suggest a new game they had never played at cubs before.

We also asked them to discuss an outing.

... and then it was time for fun!

Our steam release was a quick run around.

Just as the taxi drivers here in South Africa have special hand signals for where they are going, our game was based on the same idea.

Rikki gave special signals for North, South, East and West and the kids had to run in those directions.
Oh dear! .. our taxi lost its wheel. We had to roll it to the petrol station to get it repaired

Relay game with cubs rolling the taxi tyre to a certain spot and back.

Great fun.

and a very simply and easy game

Hand Craft.
Each cub got to make his very own taxi.

Templates were printed and cut out before hand

All the cub had to do was fold it along the lines and stick a piece of paper onto the bottom

and the race was on....
Cub took a straw and blew it across the floor

and these little taxis flew across the floor

As this was the last pack meeting at the hall, we had a small party and each cub was given a little gift.

These are 'magic' cups that sing when wet

and today was really extra special as we invested 4 new chums.

Welcome to each and every one of them.

It is always special to have new friends amongst us.

and we know that they will have a wonderful time with us.

We wish them all the best on their scouting journey

with many years of fun .

Remember, this is only the beginning of that wonderful adventure!

and there is still plenty more!

Next week we will meet at the Wimpy in Lakeside at 4.30pm
Sixer Council will start at 4pm sharp!

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy