Friday, June 12, 2009

Guide Dog Visit - 12th June 2009

Today we were very lucky to have a special visitor and his owner!

O'Reilly is his name and here he is having great fun with the cubs!

Just look at that smile on his face...

Matthew, one of our cubs, did a special presentation on the South African Guide Dog Association which was followed by a short movie that Matthew had organised.

Matthew then organised a game for the cubs to play.

The cubs were divided into 2 teams and the first time round the selected cub had to negotiate all the obstacles by themselves. Thereafter, they had a friend to help and guide them - just like a guide-dog and so much easier!
Here is Pieter telling all the cubs how he got O'Reilly as well as what happens with all the guide dogs - right from when they are born to when they are given out!

Just a reminder that the cubs are saving to sponsor their very own guide dog - so if you would like to contribute, please contact me for the banking details - my email address is

It is soon Father's Day so we made a special Father's Day gift for the cubs to take home.

Into each little glass bottle we placed a couple of nuts - this was closed with a piece of coloured cloth. On it we placed a tag that read "I am nuts about you"

We also had another visitor today - Bandit and Rebecca!

We had a few Long Service Award presentations this evening at Scouts and unbeknown to me, I was presented with my 10 Long Service Award!

I actually think all the leaders of 9th Benoni received an award this evening.
Veronique our Girl Troop Scouter
Shane Gardiner our Group Scouter
Peter le Roux our Troop Scouter
Andrew Hall our Assistant Troop Scouter for 28 years loyal service!
Well done everyone!

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy


  1. Congratulations on your award!

  2. Thanks Nick! It feels like only yesterday when I joined the movement!
    Take care.