Friday, January 23, 2009

Beautiful Bees - 22 January 2009

Today we learnt about 'beautiful bees'
Our first game "Bee Sting" was a quick 5 minute game to get everyone up and about! As the name indicates, we had 3 Honeybees who were 'on' and they each had a huge sting handy (tennis ball). If anyone was stung, they could then sting someone else. As you can see from the photo above, this cub was well and truly stung!

"Let me see who I will sting now"

.... there were 2 little cubs sitting on a bench ....

The Leaping Wolf Group learnt the 24h00 clock and we played a quick game. Balloons are blown up and inside each balloon is a piece of paper with a time written on it - eg 23h55. On the ground are corresponding times but either written out - Five to Twelve - or shown on the clock face.

Divide the group into 2 and in relay fashion the cubs come up, pop a balloon and find the paper and then they must match it with the clock on the ground.

Here the cubs are trying to match their paper from the balloons. Once all the balloons are popped, you can see who managed to get the most correct.

The Cheetahs today learned all about "doing a Good Turn"

We were very busy bees collecting pollen from all the different flowers.

This game - collecting pollen - was a relay game where each cub is given a straw and they need to rush up to the front, take some pollen (sweet) from one flower (bowl) and put in onto another flower (the other bowl). Once completed see who the winner is and cubs can enjoy the sweets. I used marshmallows!

Pink Pollen

Our new chum was even having fun!

No programme would be complete without a little bit of craft work!

Should anyone like to have the template for the bee mask, please leave me a comment, plus an email address, below and I will gladly send it to you.

These bee masks are made of craft foam and should really be in black and yellow...

.... but the supplier had run out of those colours.
Pink and yellow don't look too bad either!
Thin elastic can be added to hold the mask onto the face.

Our bunch of bees!

Some interesting facts about bees:

They possess 5 eyes!

They cannot see the colour red!

Honeybees communicate by dancing to five direction and distance to flowers!

Two New Chums were invested today.

Welcome to the Pack!

New Chum saying his Promise

as proud as punch!


Till next time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Outstanding Ostriches

Welcome back to everyone! We have a great term packed full with fun and we hope that you will join us every week and see what we get up to!

Our theme this term is Wierld, Wacky, Wonderful and Wild Animals.
Animals have the weirdest defense mechanisms and some do the strangest things ---- so this term we will find out a little bit more about them.

Ostriches are known for their kicking abilities!
.... and the cubs got the opportunity to kick (their shoes)!
Cubs lie on their back and loosen their shoes.
On 'go' the cub "kicks" his shoe backwards .... and ee who can kick the fartherest!
The cubs loved this and wanted to do it over and over again!
One Happy Cub!
Ostriches are very protective over their eggs. This game had the cub put a balloon on his left ankle. 2 Cubs were the 'mother ostrich' and they had to chase the 'thieves' by popping the balloons. Once a cubs balloon was popped, he became a mother ostrich and helped get rid of the other thieves!

The last 'thief' still standing!

We love doing Instruction each week where we teach the cubs something new.

Here the Lions are learning their knotting!
Could that be a Clove Hitch

Looks good to me!

We are investing 2 New Chums next week...

...... welcome guys!
We look forward to having you with us!
Ostriches are very fast! .... and if anyone has been to an Ostrich farm they will know what fun it is to ride an ostrich!

It was time for some of our own Ostrich races!

Cubs in Relay Formation.
The first cub piggy backs the second cub to a predetermined spot. The passenger then runs back and collects the next cub and takes them to the spot. The 3 cub then runs back and collects the 4th person and so on until you have a winner.

Just look at the enjoyment and fun they were having!

Grinning from 'ear to ear'

Some interesting facts:

An ostrich eye is bigger than its brain!
Ostriches cannot fly!
They do not drink water!

Each cub had the chance to draw their own ostrich - with 'special features'

Here stands Jordan and Michael! We would like to welcome Michael back into the pack after his heart operation and we know that he is going to be up to his old tricks pretty soon!

We have a few cubs who have completed their Leaping Wolf Badge and who will be "going up" to scouts soon. Here is one of them who started visiting scouts for the first time!

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy