Cubs

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Cubs is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 years. After they turn 11, they can commence linking up to Scouts.

1st East Ryde Scout Group has two Cub Scout Units that run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Unit meets on Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Pioneer Unit meets on Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Some meetings are held together or on other nights, so please always check our program and calendar.

 

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Aims

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to, or continue to develop within the world of Scouting;
  • To begin developing, or continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside of school and sports;
  • To become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an atmosphere of cooperation.

Programme

In the new Scout Youth Programme, our Cub Scouts are encouraged to LEAD, ASSIST and PARTICIPATE in meetings and activities. Planning is flexible to meet the needs and interests of our Cub Scouts.

If you would like to get in touch with our Cub Scout Leaders please phone 0417439456, email  or come and see us on a meeting night at our scout hall in John Miller Street, Ryde.

Some highlights of last year:

  • Sleepovers
  • Clean Up Australia Day at Magdala Park and adjacent Great North Walk Sunday morning 7 March
  • Camp at Austinmer
  • Night walks
  • Fishing at Clarkes Point
  • Cycling, North Ryde - Buffalo Creek
  • Taronga Zoo Wildlife Webinar (during lockdown)
  • Adventurous journeys arranged by Cub Scouts, towards achieving their Grey Wolf (Peak) Awards.

We congratulate Nick, Tosia, Amelie, Emma and Alannah on achieving these awards.

See below for the proposed programme of each Unit for Term 1, 2022. Both Explorer and Pioneer units join together for many outdoor activities, but the programmes for weeknight meetings vary according to the needs and interests of our Cub Scouts in each Unit.

Typical Activities

Cub Scouts begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. The badge award system carries on their Scouting adventure, through the Scout, Venturer and Rover Units. They are recognised for efforts to Lead, Assist and Participate in the Scouting Youth Programme.

Cub Scouts pursue interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Many of our Cub Scouts have already earned Special Interest Awards (SIAs) in personal activities outside of, but relevant to, the Youth Programme.

We encourage Cub Scouts to lead, assist and participate in Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) in the core areas of:

  • Bushcraft - Pioneering, Survival Skills
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping

We are also interested in the OAS Specialist Areas, at an appropriate level for our Cub Scouts' abilities:

  • Vertical - Abseiling, Caving, Canyoning, Climbing
  • Paddling - Canoeing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Rafting
  • Cycling - Cycling Touring, Mountain Biking
  • Boating - Sailing, Windsurfing
  • Aquatic - Lifesaving, Rescue, Snorkeling, Scuba, Surfing
  • Alpine - Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Shoeing, Snow Camping

Several 1st East Ryde Cub Scouts achieve the Peak Award for Cub Scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award". This is for individuals who want to try a whole range of things and experience a high number of personal challenges, in their own time as well as being involved in the Unit programme. Congratulations to Zali and Olivia who recently received this award!


Leaders

 Explorer Unit Leaders (Monday nights)

Kris Arnold
"Koala"
Kris Arnold
Cub Scout Leader
"Mysa"
Marcus Cocks
Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Pioneer Unit Leaders (Wednesday nights)

Phillip
"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Relieving Cub Scout Leader
Paul Travis"Baloo"
Paul Travis
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
 Paul Travis"Shada"
Sam Wood
Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Term 2, 2022:

More outdoor fun!

We had great times for the first part of 2022, featuring camps and activities including abseiling, bicycling, canoeing and a special night with our whole Scout Group to farewell and welcome youth members transitioning to the next Section and celebrate their achievements.

Our programmes are flexible, but all Cub Scouts are encouraged and supported to continue following their award achievement activities.

EXPLORER UNIT:

DATE

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

CUB(S) WHO ARE LEADING

Mon 25 Apr.

ANZAC DAY

   

Mon.   2 May

Toys + edible knots

Hall

Nathan

Mon.   9 May

Cooking

Hall

Alwyn

Mon. 16 May

Drama

Hall

Alwyn

Mon. 23 May

Board games + Art

Hall

Owen + Iris

Mon. 30 May

Bike night + camp preparation

 

Cameron

Fri-Sun 4-5/6

District Camp incl. bushwalk, campfire

Ingleside

 

Mon.   6 June

Prepare for Cub Scouts Challenge

Hall

PLs

Mon. 13 June

Night Walk

Field of Mars

 

Mon. 20 June

Prepare for Cub Scouts Challenge

Hall

PLs

Sun. 26 June

District Cub Scouts Challenge

Hall

PLs

Mon. 27 June

Pets

Hall

Bosco

Hol.   4 July

Treetops

Pennant Hills

Sahil

PIONEER UNIT:

DATE

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

AWARD AREA

Mon. 25 April

ANZAC DAY

 

 

Wed.  27 April

Night Walk

Field of Mars

Outdoor

Wed.   4 May

Mask Making

Hall

Creative

Wed. 11 May

Cooking

Hall

Creative

Wed. 18 May

Indoor Rock Climb

Climbfit

Outdoor

Wed. 25 May

Knots + Movie night

Hall

Outdoor + Creative

Wed.   1 June

Skills – Art, sports,…

Hall

Creative

Fri-Sun 4-5/6

District Camp incl. bushwalk, campfire

Ingleside

 

Wed.   8 June

Challenge prep.

Hall

Outdoor

Wed. 15 June

Fishing

Sugarloaf Pt

Outdoor

Wed. 22 June

Challenge prep.

Hall

Outdoor

Sun. 26 June

District Cub Scouts Challenge

Hall

Outdoor

Wed. 29 June

Astronomy

Hall / Observatory

STEM

Hol.   6 July

Treetops (with Explorer Unit)

Pennant Hills

Outdoor

Hol. 2nd week

Ultimate Sydney

Northmead

H: 10am-6pm