Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Where the "funny money" goes to .....

"Funny Money" - a strange name for such a wonderful cause!

Each week we ask the cubs to bring a little bit of money (usually loose change in mom's purse!) which we collect over the term or year, and this goes to a good cause.

Above in the picture is IMRANI the Guide Dog for the Blind. The cubs collected their 'funny money' for about 3 years before we could afford the sponsorship fees in 2009.
It was probably around 2004 or 2005 that we had once again collected enough 'funny money' to sponsor IKE - this beautiful black labrador guide dog - who is now with his wonderful owner in Namibia.

We started off our 'funny money' sponsorship when we gave the East Rand Police Dogs a bullet proof jacket.. Crime is quite rife and when the police dogs are taken in to risky areas, the bullet proof jackets help them tremendously.

We encourage all the cubs to contribute...

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Special Programme - Cubbing Cowboys

Another programme from yesteryear!

Cubs had such fun being cowboys...

and no huge amounts of money were spent on the outfits...

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cub Camping is G-R-E-A-T!

This was a camp we held in 2007 themed "Around the World" .... and boy did we have great fun!

Our trip included a boat cruise.... (on the QE2!)

a special limousine trip down the streets of Hollywood!

... and the air-hostessess on board our flight were very helpful!

A great team and a great camp!

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A day in our cubbing life .....

We are on school holiday now - till mid July - so I thought I would post some random photos taken over the past couple of years!

This one is clearly my favourite!

If there are dreams about a beautiful South AFrica, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. (Nelson Mandela)

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Friday, June 10, 2011

What do your feet say? - 10th June 2011

Somebody very famous has lost his foot and we are going to help Scotland Yard find it. Are you up to some investigating in the freezing weather?

Steam Release: Find that foot!

Different coloured footprints are cut up and hidden in the playing field. Each Six must find "their colour" and put together a pair of prints.

.... and there we have it!

Have we all guessed who has lost his foot?

That is right - a very famous South African - Nelson Mandela!

.... and his feet have walked many miles .....

He has walked far and wide and seen many interesting places but has had to overcome some great obstacles.... let's see if you are up to some obstacles.

The Sixers had a Sixer Council Meeting and received special lollies!

Advancement carried on as normal and First Aid was enjoyed by all....

(Our little actors!)

Feats of Skill

... and while I was takingn photos I noticed some Red Indians, and distant drums which caught my attention - so hurried to field off yonder only to find Haiwatha and her clan making fire!
(Special programme being held at 1st Benoni - cub scouts next door to us)

Because Father's Day is soon, the cubs made special gifts of soap and a card.

and remembering that Nelson came from the hills of the Eastern Cape, where lots of singing takes place, we taught the cubs the campfire song "Bananas"

which goes like this:

Banana lovers of the world unite...

Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas

Peel banans, peel, peel bananss

Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Eat Bananas, eat eat bananas

Go Bananas, go, go bananas

(Clasp hands above your head as if to make yourself look like a banana.

Then when the song starts, start to act like your hands are the peels of the banana peeling.

then when it comes to eat the banana, act like you are shoving bananas in your mouth.... and of course when is says "go bananas" then you act like a monkey and go crazy!

Because we were doing "footprints" we also showed the cubs some "spoor"

We are closed now for school holidays.

Our cycle rally takes place on the 23rd July. Make sure that you are registered to ride as it is going to be great fun!

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy

Friday, June 03, 2011

Last Term's Lunch Box - 3rd June 2011

It was a freezing day on the Highveld - but we braved the cold with the cubs and had F-U-N!

There are all sorts of diseases around us, everyone is carrying their own special germs. Careful you don't catch something....
Steam Release Game: Touches

Germs breed in many places and one of their favourite places is in LAST TERM'S LUNCH BOX! still buried in the bottom of your school bag. Juwt what will we find there.....

Kim's Games: A number of "squishy" items are passed around for cubs to feel which they need to identify afterwards.

(and in between this there is always time to get up to mischief!)

or meditate

Perhpas because they are blindfolded, they don't think that we can see them getting up to mischief!!!

We had to call on our wonderful parents to help us out with Instruction this week.

We are very "short staffed" and are in desperate need of leaders to join us....

Teaching Time

The little ones made special greeting cards for dads.

some did knotting...

Oh!, you will never gues what we found at the very bottom of the suitcase! These very smelly socks - they must have been hiding there for a really long time....

GAME: 3 legged race.

Sometimes though our mistakes lead to wonderful discoveries....

YARN: Simple yarn about Madam Curie and the discovery of penicillin.

We also quickly went over "healthy living"

To start feeling better we decided to make some lovely roses.

mmm - they do smell good!

Penicillin is normally injected by needle.

GAME: Drop the Toothpick

In relay formation, cubs run up and in an upright position see if they can drop the toothpick into a coke bottle.

So if you don't want to end up in hospital, remember to empty your lunch box every day!

Till next Time

Keep Cubbing

Akela Joy