Friday, November 23, 2012

I wanna be a Pirate - 23 November 2012

Ahoy me hearties!
It's pirate time...
 It's hard to get sailors to work on pirate ships.  Good honest sailors were sometimes beaten up by "press gangs" and would find themselves many miles at sea.
Steam Release Game:  Press Gangs
The Sixers are the press gangs.  They join hands and chase the rest of the pack.  Anyone tagged joins on the line of the press gang.

 Handcraft:  Pirate Dress
Cubs made their own hats, eye patch and sword.

 Having some fun...

 Six Game:  Cannon Balls
The cannon balls have to be tossed up from the ships hold into buckets.  Cubs stand behind a point and throw tennis balls into a bucket.

 Instruction saw some learning about Healthy Eating
 and the making of conservation stove.
 All sailors and pirates need to know how to tie knots.
Cubs tied string to see who could make the longest.....
Well done to everyone!

Till next time
Keep Cubbing
Akela JOy

Saturday, November 10, 2012

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly.

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch;  be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders fields
John McCae - May 1915

Friday, November 09, 2012

I wanna be an astronaut - 9th November 2012

Fun in the sun - walking on the moon!
You can't go into space alone - you will always need a team of people to back you up in every situation.
Steam Release:  Astronaut Teams
Cubs run around.  When the whistle blows the cubs must stop and listen for a number and then they must get themselves into teams of that particular number.
 Of course astronauts have to be extremely fit when going to the  moon!
Relay Game:  Fitness Training
Cubs in relay formation behind a rope.  10 m away are 3 items - a skipping rope, a bean bag and a ball. On the word 'go' cubs run up, skip 10 times, bounce the ball 10 times and throw the bean bag in the air 10 tens - then run back to their Six and the next cub has a turn.

 A lot of learning takes place to become an Astronaut - and it is time for instruction!
Cubs broke up into their groups of Caracal, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion groups.
 Here the they are doing bottle gardens

 while the Caracals are learning how to cross the road safely
 Leopards did knotting

 and Lions did knotting as well.
 We had some pirates around from 1st Benoni!!
 and a quick trial walk on the moon was required!

 Cubs then had the opportunity to paint their moon boots before having fun walking on the moon.

Be careful when you go into space that you don't come back with anything weird.
Circle Game:  Space Bug
Cubs stand in a circle.  to start the game pass the space bug (bean bag) around the circle.  When the whistle is blown the cub with the space bug has caught the virus and goes to the medical centre and misses a turn by sitting down.  Stand up when well again.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy