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

Friday, November 20, 2009

Train Odyssey - 20th November 2009

The weather today at the pack meeting was horrendous! It has been raining on and off for the past 6 days - something we are not used to!

Our programme today revolved around train transport
and this was the train each cubs got to make.
1 Fizzer with 2 toothpicks stuck through it with little sweets for wheels.
Simple, quick and easy.

In teams, the cubs ran around forming a train with their left hand between their legs holding onto the person behind's right hand.

Great fun .... and chaos!

Another variation of this game is for the cubs to be in relay formation and the one cub runs up to a marker, and runs back to collect his "carriage". They both run to the marker, holding onto the person in front, and then go and collect another "carriage".

Carry on collecting carriages until everyone is linked in.
Take one more trip and then sit down.

The Lions made a stunning bird feeder.

While the Caracals meditated a while ... deciding what "conservation" was.
This was hilarious! I asked them what they understood by "conservation" and the one little guy moved into this pose, with the other 2 guys following him!
On asking what was going on, the little Indian guy said he was meditating to get the answer ..... and you know what he came up with ..... "to save the planet"

Tiny little pine cones were used to made this lovely bird feed.

Peanut butter was pushed into the cone and then rolled in bird seed.

Our revision game was knotting.

Each cub had a chance to run up and tie an easy reef knot and be part of the train.

The Leaping Wolves were the "engine" and had to make sure all carriages were tied on correctly.

and today we said goodbye to 4 of our cubs who have gone up to scouts.
Thanks Mark, Jordan, David and Andrea. We have loved having you with us and we know you will all have great fun in the troop.
We also had a very special guest today - Akela Candice from 1st Germiston came to visit.
It was great having you with us.
Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy