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 have two Cub packs that have identical programs run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Pack meet on Mondays 6:30 - 8pm during school term
  • Pioneer Pack meet on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm during school term

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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 uncompetitive atmosphere.

Typical Activities

Cubs begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Cubs. As an 8 year old they are encouraged to aim for their "Bronze Boomerang" badge which they will only receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like cleanliness, home and road safety, knot and rope skills, Scouting and self expression.

At 9 and 10 years of age they will be encouraged to do their "Silver Boomerang", followed by their "Gold Boomerang", which continue on the themes learnt in the Bronze Boomerang, but at a more advanced level. There are many achievement badges our youth members can earn, including swimming, cycling, and first aid.

Over the past few years several have achieved the ultimate award for cub scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.

At 1st East Ryde, our Cubs typical weekly meetings are divided into 3 - 4 different activities in no particular order:

  • Stories - Our Leaders will tell stories about Baden-Powell (the founder of the Scouting movement) and the interesting life he had, as well as stories about our wonderful country, Australia;
  • Games - There are literally hundreds of different games our leaders know and teach our children to play. Some have a Scouting connections that actually teaches while they are played and others are simply for fun;
  • Arts and Crafts - Cubs will often sit around a table and do various sorts of craft that help to develop their skills and understanding of life in general. They might make a sailing boat or a plane and learn the various parts that make them work;
  • Community Service - Along with our Leaders our Cubs participate in our local Memorial March on ANZAC Day, and participate in initiatives like Landcare and National Tree Day;
  • Outdoor Activities - Our Cubs do a number of outdoor activites, such as visiting local community services and taking part in physical activities like swimming and indoor rockclimbing. We do bush walking around our local area, as there are a number of bush tracks in our suburb, some of which start right at the back of our hall. We also go on camps such as "Cuboree" and weekend Pack holidays.

Leaders

 Explorer Pack Leaders (Monday nights)

Kim Bunny"Brownie"
Kim Bunny
Cub Scout Leader
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Steven Green
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
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Ian Stewart
Assistant Cub Scout Leader

 

Pioneer Pack Leaders (Wednesday nights)

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Glyn Bartlett
Cub Scout Leader
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Assistant Cub Scout Leader
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Assistant Cub Scout Leader


Program

 Term 2 2019

Week  Explorer Pack Pioneer Pack Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location E1s Due  Leader
 1 Mon 29 Apr Wed 1 May Craft/ jungle book / Pack Council Hall    ? / Wirrin
 2 Mon 6 May Wed 8 May Mothers Night Hall     
 3 Mon 13 May Wed 15 May Cooking – mystery box (practice for group event) / Pioneer Pack Parent Meeting Hall     
 4 Mon 20 May Wed 22 May Cleaning our house Hall    
 5 Mon 27 May Wed 29 May Theatre sports Hall    
  Sat 1 Jun Sun 2 Jun Camping at  Windeyer Camp Windeyer Wed 15 May Bagheera
 6 Mon 3 Jun Wed 5 Jun Health Hall    Wirrin
 7 Mon 10 Jun Wed 12 Jun Cycling – care and road rules / Police visit Hall    ? / Wirrin
 8 Mon 17 Jun Wed 19 Jun Police visit / Cycling – care and road rules Hall    Wirrin / ?
 9 Mon 24 Jun Wed 26 Jun Observatory Observatory    
 10 Mon 1 Jul Wed 3 Jul Sixers and Seconds night  Hall    Sixers and Seconds
School Holidays            

Looking ahead:

  • July - Hornsby Gang Show
  • Sun 28th July - National Tree Day
  • Sun 11th August - Walkabout Lane Cove National Park
  • Sun 8th September - Region Cub Scout Challenge
  • Sat 20th to Sun 21st September - Cuboree Shakedown Camp
  • Sun 29th September - National Police Remembrance Day
  • Sat 19th October - Granny Smith Festival
  • Sun 27th October - Cuboree Pack Building Day
  • Sun 17th November - Out and About
  • Thu 19th December - Group Christmas Party
  • Sun 5th to Thu 9th January 2020 - Cuboree