Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cub Night Hike - 19th June 2009

Our Friday meeting was awesome!
It was our Cub Night Hike to raise funds for the guide dog we will be sponsoring.

Cubs and families arrived at 6pm where they were put into their 'sixes', and given an STA (spare time activity) to complete.
Each Six had to design their own flag and come up with a suitable name.

The 'all womens' team hard at work!

White Six - or should I say "The Springboks"

Blue Six were the Grrrrrizzly Bears

The Butterflies

The Deadly Night Owls

Whilst everyone was busy designing their flags, leaders were selling raffle tickets trying to raise money for the sponsoring of the guide dog.
Thanks to all who contributed.

Parents and cubs went from base to base (which were organised by the scouts) and had to complete each activity. Scores were awarded to each Six.

At this base, cubs had to race up in relay formation, stack a fire correctly, light it - hopefully with only 1 match otherwise they were penalised - and wait for the string to burn through. Points were awarded to the Six who took the shortest time.

At the next base, cubs (and even leaders!) had to do some apple bobbing, ........

then move on to collect some sweets out of a flour bowl!!!!!!

and finally collect a strip of toast covered in syrup!!!!
..... and this is what they looked like afterwards.

At the next base, all the cubs had to cook their own pancake. Points were awarded to the Six who cooked the most pancakes in the allocated 15 minutes.

Stalking was the order of the evening at the next base. This should have taken place in an area with some long grass but due to rain earlier in the evening, we had to make alternative arrangements and hence this activity took place outside in Arrowe Park. Cubs had to creep up and collect a bunch of keys under the cub sitting on the chair.
If heard, the torch is shone onto the stalker and he is then out.

At the next base, the cubs had to select and paint one of the members.

.... and points were awarded.....

A parachute from a rubbish bin bag???
Yes! Our Group Scouter and Troop Scouter show how it is possible.

.... it was slightly too windy outside ... ...

... and worked far better inside the hall.

It was now 20:30 and time to move onto the campfire.

A few instructions....

... and then onto a most enjoyable campfire with leaders, scouts, parents and cubs.

.... and then it was time for the winner of the night hike to be announced.
It was Blue Six - or should I say, the Grrrrrrizzly Bears!
Well done!

A most enjoyable night was had by all.
Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

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