Friday, August 31, 2012

Roof of the World - 31st August

Together with Bear Grylls we overcame some huge obstacles to reach the "roof of the world."
After finding our way to Tibet and realising that Bear Grylls must have read so many books and studied so hard to find out all he could about Mount Everest, it was time for the cubs to do some learning as well.
Lions doing instruction....
Caracals learning and revising.
Did you know that Bear Grylls was the youngest Englishman to climb Mount Everest. It took him 3 months to climb the mounts (he had many obstacles to overcome!) but he persevered and made it to the top!
Let's see if you can all "make it to the top" and overcome these obstacles.
Thanks to the 9th Benoni Scout Troop who put together a FANTASTIC obstacle course for the cubs to follow.

some took the easy way out!

and this was the best of all - a zip line!
the cubs came back for more
and more
and more!

Tonight we also had a very special "going up" ceremony for
Liam has been with us since he was 8 and completed all his advancement levels and 3 interest badges.
We are very proud of Liam and wish him all the best as he joins the troop.
We also invested 2 new chums today..
Welcome to you both - we know that you will have tremendous fun in our pack.
and then just to show everyone, that "once in a blue moon" does come about at some stage or other.
This is what is known as a blue moon - two full moons in one month and it occurred tonight!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mysterious Egypt - 24th August 2012

Bear Grylls landed in Egypt - the Land of the Kings..... and we journeyed with him!
Steam Release Game: Remember your name
Four names are suggested - today the names given to me were Joseph, Matthew, Katia and Twinkles. These then became North, South, East and West and a quick game was played.
It was time to then find treasure!
Activity: Treasure Hunt
Each Six was given a treasure map and some matches. They then had to decipher the hidden code as to where the 4 elements were hidden to make up King Tut's mask.
Safety awareness on matches was given
the cubs loved doing this activity
and before they knew it, they had the answer before them....

The "x" on the map marked the spot where they could find the different elements to complete the mask.
The first six to complete the mask was declared the winner.

It was then on to Instruction for each advancement level.
The Leopards learnt how to make a billy can
and the new chums practised for their investiture next week
and the Lions were concentrating on the requirements for the conservation stove
Just so that everyone knows who they are, we made cartouches
Handcraft: Cartouches
Cubs are given a piece of cardboard and they must write their name in hieroglyphics.

Proudly displaying their handiwork
Relay Game: Camel Racing
Camels in Egypt race against each other in their spare time! Here the cubs had "camel races" in their sixes.
A fun and easy game

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy