The cubs of 9th Benoni enjoyed a trip outer space and visited many planets. Along the way they picked up some aliens (3rd Impala) who befriended the cubs and spent an enjoyable weekend together.
Saturday morning started off with the cubs making stunning masks to wear.
Others had a sack race.
and some of the space invaders 'tossed the caber"
Baloo was on hand to show the cubs how to use a bow and arrow correctly....
.... afterwhich each cub had the opportunity to go for the bullseye!
Rocket fuel and flying saucers were delivered at tea time....
which looked delicious.
It was then on to some revision....
and the cubs learnt a few new knots.
A game of baseball was next with quite a few of our cubs looking quite professional.
... and out ....
For lunch the cubs made their own pizza over the fire. They were each given a piece of dough plus cheese and viennas.
getting their pizzas ready
getting their pizzas ready
on the braai
That would not have been enought for lunch so we ordered in and let each cub have some fabulous pizza from the shop.
Time to move on to our next activity - and each team made a pinato which was filled with thousands of sweets!
what a gooeey mess
hanging up to dry
The next activity the cubs loved. We had the Group Scouter make us some water bottle rockets. .... and these worked like a dream.
pump, pump, pump
after that hard work, some more rocket fuel was need..... and just as astronauts have to have all their food out of packets, so did the cubs.
and each team made a planetarium
Each team had a cold drink tin, a picture of a constellation, sticky tape, nail and a hammer.
Romy, the beautiful guide dog in training.
We aslo had a special visitor on Saturday evening - Marc joined us snd showed the cubs the Southern Cross as well as the Teapot
It was then times for games!
Beads were put on safety pins in a pattern to form an alien.
a great game to play - hardly any equipment needed - and enjoyed by all
We then went into bases to do some catch up on Instruction... here knotting
Promise and Law
The first aid base was a last minute thought so our paramedic just showed the cubs what was in his bag.... he pretended to put up a drip (took the needle out) - and showed them the ventilator.... all of which the cubs LOVED!
... and if this helps them in any way not to be scared of drips etc., then I am happy....
Bird feeders for some lucky birds in Arrowe Park
First Aid fun with gloves and a space blanket!
Our good turn for this year is to collect 'funny money' to buy some mosquito nets for the children in Africa.
Each team decorated their own space invader and this will serve as the money box to keep the 'funny money' safe.
We will see which Six collects the most money to buy the most mosquito nets.