Friday, January 22, 2010

Celebrating Christmas - 22nd January 2010

Hey, Father Christmas - are you for real?

We all got ready for our long journey to Lapland to find Father Christmas and our first game after our steam release was a relay ski game. Each team was given a pair of ski's (2 pieces of wood with rope for long handles) and on the blow of the whistle, each cub had to "ski" to a certain point and back - when the next cub had a turn.

Once we arrived in Lapland, we heard that Father C.hristmas had left us a special message. As you can see, we had to decipher these messages! Each Six had their own message. This one reads: Can you meet us tonight at 8pm

We then heard that the naughty elves had gone on strike and we had to help Santa get the toys ready for all the children of the world.
Each cub cut out a snowman which was hung along a piece of string.

We eventually all found Santa and all the cubs could have a quick chat with him.

Thank you Santa for joining us today all the way from Lapland!

Instruction for the Caracals today was "People and Place" and we heard all about the wonderful places these young guys have been to.

.... and all the other cubs they have made contact with.

The Cheetahs made and served a hot drink.

while the lions did some mapping and compass work.

The leopards did conservation...

It was nearly time to return home to South Africa, when we heard that the silly reindeers had dropped a present out of the sleigh!

Oh dear.... so the cubs had to run around and try and find it!

A circle game finished our meeting.

Luke receiving his Leaping Wolf certificate from Akela.

as well as Erin receiving hers.

Both these cubs will shortly be going up to scouts.

Well done guys!

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy


  1. Christmas in January - what a great idea! Amazed to see that Luke and Erin have their Leaping Wolf's! Are they going up to scouts?
    It's almost time for Robbie Burns Night here and the ode to the haggis - how about that for a theme.
    Love Ruth

  2. Hello Ruth. So nice to hear from you! Erin and Luke go up to scouts in April - can u believe it! Your will have to send us some good ideas for Robbie Burns Night! ... I know you have a few up your sleeve and are dying to try them out! Take care - miss you lots. Joy