Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dog Show

Dr Jane Hall held a very successful Dog Show at the hall on Sunday.... here are some of the many photos taken.

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

AKela Joy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Meeting the Aliens - 20th May 2011

Did you hear, the A L I E N S have landed at 9th Benoni!!!

Steam Release: - Who is the Alien

Cubs take their scarf and put into the back of their pants. Cub run around and try and pull out the scarf from other cubs pants. The last cub running around with a scarf, is the alien.

Are u the Alien?

Instruction Time and we did some knotting .....

Compass Work ....

... and more compass work....

whilst the Caracals did a nature walk and make a lovely collage with the items they found.

A beautiful artistic creation made out of leaves.

... a little boy ....

Aliens are always full of green goo and are slimely ... it was time to wash them clean!

TEAM GAME: Wishy Washy

Cubs stand in their Sixes. 1 bucket of water, 2 cups and a coke bottle per six.

First Cubs throws the water to a waiting cub who must catch as much of the water as possible and store in the coke bottle. Winner is the person who has the most water at the end.

fun, fun, fun

... and who is the winner ...

Washing off the aliens has really made it smell around here - can you identify all those funny smells?

Smells are put into "spaceships" and cubs can smell each item... they must later identify each one.

Smells identified - aliens happy - cubs hyperactive!

9th Benoni did very well in the 2010 Star Pack Evaluation - obtaining a GOLD STAR!

Congratulations and Thank You to all who made this possible.

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Energy Savers - 13th May 2011

A trio of trouble? ... or would you say a trio of treasure?

well these young cubs (and others) have been saving the world ....

Our theme this week was "The Energy Savers" - our second part of the National Cub Challenge.

Steam Release: Saving Energy
Cubs had to run to different parts of the playing area acting out different ways to save our world. Example: "turning off the tap" "switching off the light" etc.

We made simple door stoppers to make sure that the draft did not creep in...

This will save us having to put the heat up ....

A very welcome "mother-helper" lending a hand with this craft.

If you feel that you would like to assist us on a Friday, please contact us. We are desperate for helpers.

Recycling uses a lot less energy than using new ones....

Rikki giving instructions on the next game.

In relay formation, the first cub has to run - in order - to the items Rikki calls out and back to his line.

Example: paper, plastic, glass...

This carried on for a while until everyone had a chance, then items such as:

magazine, baked beans, box of kittens - were called out.

Can't catch these cubs - they are very clever and know all about their recycling.... we are sure to save our world!

Changing our attitute towards waste is important.

Next cubs learnt how to recycle a plastic bottle and make a watering can and then use "grey water" which they had to bring from home, to water our trees.

Having fun - and that is what it is all about ....

some grey water...

watering a tree the cubs had planted about 5 yeas ago....

It was then time to Power Down.

Cubs enjoyed a lovely game of "snakes and ladders" just going over what they had learnt about saving energy.

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy