Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Horrors!

Aren't these just ideal for Halloween!

for more details on how to make them

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More from Lory Park - an amazing zoo

Some more amazing photos from our visit to Lory Park.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lory Park outing - 19th September

9th Benoni Bambanani organised an outing on Saturday to the Lory Park in Midrand - and what a WONDERFUL event this was!
Lory Park is well worth the visit - well maintained with much to see.

This is the Caracal which is taken on a leash for a walk around the park at 11h30

They have beautiful black swans, secretary birds, blue cranes ... just to name a few.

There are many Birds of Prey

... as can be seen in the background!

If you take a very close look, you will see a LION sunbathing on top of the roof ..... we found this quite hilarious!

.... so have given you a little bit of a closer view of the lion ...

They have a large variety of parakeets that they bring out daily and these birds are very tame.

My favourite is the Owl and at feeding time, visitors are allowed into the owl enclosure to feed them.

This is the Caracal going for his walk!

... and if you look carefully you will see a honey badger that is also taken for a walk!

These two painting are on the walk and are very realistic!

Other animals include a couple of tiger, leopard, puma, and many many more.
Lory Park is well worth the trip and I know you will not be disappointed.
To find out more about Lory Park, click here.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Friday, September 18, 2009

Spring Fever - 18th September 2009

The Sixers and Seconds joined me a little earlier today for our Sixer Council meeting.

Plenty of ideas and suggestions were forthcoming and we will use some of these in our programme planning for next term!
Today's meeting was a fun meeting being the end of the school term and we played a great game the cubs all enjoyed.
In Sixes cubs line up, and on the whistle run foward to blow up a balloon. Once blown up they must sit on it to pop and then race back when the next cub has his turn.

Great fun!
.... and we played this a few times!
Our little ones wrote a letter to be sent to a cub in a different pack somewhere in the world....

whilst the older cubs learnt some knots...
.... and of course growing things and making mulch is also very important.

Learning how to light a match is important and this was another quick game we played.
Cubs had to light the match correctly, light a small candle, blow it out and race back for the next cub to have a turn.

We have had quite a few of our cubs complete their Leaping Wolf and we are extremely proud of them - well done!
Luke has also completed his Naturalist Interest Badge.

We will see you all again on the 9th October - Happy Holidays!

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cheetah Cheetah oops I mean Tiger Tiger!

We completed our Jungle Book story today with "Tiger Tiger" where Shere Khan is killed...... but we had a very special visitor to our pack. Read on.....

As you all know, Shere Khan was lame so our first game was Tiger Soccer where they cubs had to only use one leg - just like Shere Khan!

We had lots of extra visitors today ... who joined in all the fun at cubs

Our cubs then had to cross the ravine where Mowgli had killed Shere Khan and collect items and bring them back to the den.

In relay formation each cub ran foward collected an item and raced back.

Mowgli now had Shere Khan's skin and needed to place it on the council rock. We played a circle game similar to "duck, duck, goose"

In keen anticipation for our special visitor, all cubs and parents alike were very well behaved!!

Can you see who the visitor was?
He arrived together with Rita and Monique from De Wildt Animal Sanctuary

Let me introduce you to Byron.. the beautiful Cheetah.

What a boy!

Rita gave a talk about the sanctuary and all the ambassadors they have and then each cub got an opportunity to stroke Byron.

What a special treat it was to meet Byron...

If you would like to find out more about Byron, read here.
Learn more about De Wildt Wildlife Sanctuary here on their web page and see all the wonderful work they are doing.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy